Good things come to those who wait for ! The beautiful days and the beautiful season are here. Were you longing to take advantage of it? That's good, we couldn't wait to advise you! We give you our best ideas so that spring-summer satisfies you, whatever your desires.

Ready for a soapbox race?

After 3 years of absence, the Descente Infernale is back in Bourges. This legendary soapbox race takes place on Saturday June 24, 2023 along the Rampe Marceau. Parade of racing cars, stunts and good atmosphere, here is the program for this new 2023 edition.

Set sail for the Marais de Bourges

Bourges Berry Tourisme invites you to enjoy the marshes as close as possible to the water. By boat or canoe, according to your desires, you can take, with your guide, the arms of rivers and canals that you cannot see on foot and find yourself in the heart of nature... in the heart of the city!

Price: €12 per person (adult price) 
8 € per child

Color your evenings in blue

Every summer evening and a few spring evenings, Bourges takes on a very special atmosphere! Bathed in blue, the city will tell you all of its history through scenographies on its main monuments that you can reach by following the blue of the candelabra, like an ariane's thread. New to the Nuits Lumière de Bourges this year, the courtyard of the Villa Monin will take on color (blue, of course!). You can even enjoy a special Nuits Lumière cocktail.

  • Launching Wednesday, May 17 (subject to change…)
  • May / June: Thursday / Friday / Saturday
  • July / August: every day
  • September: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17 (for European Heritage Days)

Play cowboys and indians!

Menetou-Salon doesn't really have an Amerindian accent! Yet she now has her western village, Bell Fourche City, where you can travel back in time. Franck, passionate about North America at the beginning of the 17th century, built his western village there with tepees, trappers' tents, saloon, and even a sheriff's office. A festival takes place on June 18 and XNUMX, a perfect opportunity to step back in time!

From €60 per night (2 adults and 2 children)

Have lunch or a snack in a new room at Philomène

New room and new atmosphere to enjoy the delicacies of Lorraine in the tea room-boutique at Philomène, place des Quatre-Piliers. Always with a neat decoration, we appreciate the tranquility and the atmosphere of this space which also allows the shop to spread out.

Tea room-boutique Chez Philomène
3 place of the Four Pillars 18000 Bourges
Booking is recommended au +06 81 69 39 23 XNUMX

Test the ‛‛ Wine Gaming ” of the Petits Crus

Challenge your group of friends or your family on oenology through this oenological escape game. Solving puzzles while tasting wine… quite a nice program, isn't it? You can even end your evening by tasting (and yes, again!) wine and cheese at the bar.

The Petits Crus
71 rue Bourbonnoux – 18000 Bourges
+07 49 17 29 18 XNUMX

Wine gaming from €37 per person (4 players minimum) for approximately 1 hour.

"Pause" at the Garden of Mary

 This garden, halfway between Bourges and Sancerre, will awaken all your senses! The smell of roses will tickle your nostrils, the chirping of birds and the flight of insects will lull your ears and you will be amazed by this flowery and colorful decor… Take off your shoes to immerse your feet in the fresh grass. Your taste buds will not be left out with the coffee roasted on site.

Garden of Mary
Le Bois Pinard, 336 chemin de l'Avoinerie, 18250 Neuilly-en-Sancerre
+06 09 27 16 76 XNUMX lejardindemarie.com

Go on the paths... by bicycleeeee!!!

Canal de Berry

Whether along the Canal de Berry à Vélo or on the Trouée Verte, the bike routes allow you to escape the city in complete safety. Go around Bourges or cross the surrounding villages and enjoy the countryside, by bike, everything is easy and everything is allowed! 

Contemplate contemporary art in the countryside

Little known and still discreet, the Circle, a third place located in Rosières (municipality of Lunery) about fifteen kilometers west of Bourges, promises you a nice surprise. In full development and in the heart of a small country village, it already brings together some 200 works of all kinds.

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m. Rue de l'Eglise, 18400 Lunery
Iinfo on the Facebook page thirdplacecircle

Record your memories...

The Bourges Tourist Office shop offers a wide range of stationery for scribbling and collecting your memories.
Among them, the Tendre Papier range, entirely handmade by a local and committed papermaker. He has also created a Travel Diary, “Le Voyageur en Berry”, to guide your discoveries and bring together your getaway memories.

At the Bourges Tourist Office shop from June 2023. All other stationery ranges already available.