Located at the gates of Sologne and the AOC Quincy and Reuilly vineyards, let yourself be surprised by the medieval town of Mehun-sur-Yèvre. Only 20 minutes from Bourges, its cultural heritage is waiting for you to be discovered.



With its rich historical past, this town full of character is full of treasures. You cannot go to Mehun-sur-Yèvre without visiting the remains of the Charles VII castle. Only two towers remain and bear witness to the grandeur of the building. This old medieval fortress was transformed by Duke Jean de Berry, between the 40th and XNUMXth centuries, into a holiday residence frequented by royalty. King Charles VII and Joan of Arc in person have surveyed this building, just that. Several fires as well as the Revolution participated in the dismantling of the castle. Nowadays, the mother tower called "the donjon" has been restored and houses the Castle/Museum of Charles VII. Ultimate reward, in the summer, you reach the top of the tower at more than XNUMX m, with a breathtaking view of the city and the surrounding countryside.

At the foot of the castle, take the time to stroll through the Duc Jean Gardens. Explore its three hectares of greenery, made up of different islets separated by two rivers, the Yèvre and the Annain. A gentle stroll, in the heart of the city, which will slowly bring you to the edge of the Canal de Berry.

Pôle de la porcelaine Mehun-Sur-Yèvre

Not far from there, at the foot of the mill, the Pôle de la Porcelaine will tell you about the importance of the industry and the art of porcelain in the region. The museum offers an original scenography and a museography entirely devoted to porcelain and the know-how of Berry porcelain makers. A sound and light show transports visitors to a poetic space where all the stages of production are illustrated. 400 exceptional pieces, made at the end of the 200th century, are exhibited. In the museum, XNUMXm² are devoted to temporary exhibitions on various themes.
Currently exhibiting “Flowers, Laces” of unique dresses by designer Sylvie Facon. From March 18 to June 18, 2023.

Porcelain Pole
Rue des Grands Moulins
18500 Mehun-sur-Yevre
+02 48 57 06 19 XNUMX

Where to eat?

Open since 2020, Le Petit Charles offers refined cuisine accessible to all. At lunchtime, you will enjoy the €17 formula consisting of a starter, main course or main course, dessert. An original menu, cooked with fresh quality products, all in a modern and delicate decor. Perfectly prepared dishes and a menu that adapts to the season and to customer comments.   

Little Charles: 
2 Pl. of July 14, 18500 Mehun-sur-Yèvre
+06 50 14 52 60 XNUMX


Taken over in August 2020 by Sébastien, after modernization works, the Bargamelle offers traditional and generous cuisine. A large room, which can easily accommodate groups, with a total capacity of 90 people. Many themed evenings are organized throughout the year.    

The Bargamelle: 
ZAC des Allis, 18500 Mehun-sur-Yevre
+06 62 91 63 86 XNUMX


 You can't miss it, the Café de l'Horloge is located at the foot of the imposing Porte de l'Horloge. For a coffee with a view, you've come to the right place. This friendly bar and restaurant offers a menu of the day at €15,50 with starter, main course and dessert. Croque-monsieur, burger, appetizer platters and Berry specialties are offered with a smile. 

The Clock Cafe:
1 Pl. Jean Manceau, 18500 Mehun-sur-Yèvre
+09 80 48 68 21 XNUMX


Where to sleep ?

Since 2019, a hotel has been set up in the center of Mehun-sur-Yèvre. Baptized by the sweet name of its inhabitants "Le Dormeux", this hotel ** has been renovated on a property steeped in history. Composed of 9 fully equipped rooms, several of which overlook the Moulin de la Brune dating from the 69th century. Rooms from €XNUMX per night, all-you-can-eat breakfasts and on sunny days are served on the terrace. A local family business where father and son make it a point of honor to pamper their guests during a stopover in Mehunoise. Other services can be offered to you such as a visit to the arboretum, workshops, an art gallery, etc.  

The Dormeux
5 rue Henri Boulard
18500 Mehun-sur-Yevre
+02 48 59 27 85 XNUMX

Need more information ? Do not hesitate to contact the Mehun-sur-Yèvre Tourist Office for guided tours and current news. 
 +02 48 57 35 51 XNUMX