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A rich Roman city and then (late 14C) an important artistic centre thanks to its Capetian patron Jean de Berry, Bourges became the economic hub of Berry, and more recently an important place on the music scene, with the inauguration of Springtime in Bourges in 1977. Birthplace of prominent 15C merchant Jacques Coeur, and host to Calvin when a student, Bourges has many monuments: the old city ramparts, elegant hotels, gardens, religious buildings, and historic houses (both humble and grand).

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Tourist attractions Bourges : Things to see and do

  • Cathedral of St Étienne Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    pl. Étienne-Dolet F - 18000 Bourges

    Since 1995, Bourges cathedral has been listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. A just reward for this masterpiece of Gothic architecture, built from 1195 to 1324. Five upper doors (all superb, in particular the central door illustrating the theme ..

  • Palais Jacques-Coeur Recommended Recommended

    pl. Etienne Dolet F - 18000 Bourges

    Great silversmith to the King, Jacques Coeur hardly had the chance to enjoy his sumptuous palace. He fell out of favour just after it was finished! He must surely have regretted it for the rest of his life. This mansion is so elegantly designed, so b..

  • Estève Museum Recommended Recommended

    13 r. Edouard Branly F - 18000 Bourges

    This 15th-17th Century building in the flamboyant Gothic style is a wonderful setting for the donation of the contemporary painter Maurice Estève, born in Culan in 1904, and painter of a demanding work. This master of colour, who flirted with surreal..

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Hotels Bourges

  • B&B Hôtel BOURGES (2)

    ZAC de l'Echangeur F - 18 000 BOURGES

    B&B Hotels, 200 hotels designed with you in mind ! Welcome to the B&B Hotel BOURGES (2) Our large and comfortable rooms offer you a wardrobe, cosy beds, a desk, a television. Your room has got it's own private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. O..

  • Best Western Hôtel D'Angleterre Three stars Three stars Three stars

    1 Place Des 4-Piliers F - 18000 Bourges

    Prix Prices from : 109 €

    This Best Western is located in the medieval city of Bourges, 500 metres from Bourges Cathedral. It offers air-conditioned guest rooms, each with a TV, minibar and free Wi-Fi access. Guests of the Hôtel D'Angleterre can enjoy a drink and relax with ..

  • hotel de bourbon mercure bourges Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Boulevard de la République F - 18000 BOURGES

    Prix Prices from : 104 €

    At the gates of the Sologne and two hours from Paris, the Bourbon - Mercure Bourges hotel combines comfort and tradition with charm and elegance. Located just a short walk from the historical centre of Bourges, five minutes' walk from the station, th..

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Restaurants Bourges

  • Le d'Antan Sancerrois Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    50 r. Bourbonnoux F - 18000 Bourges

    This restaurant may be located in the heart of historic Bourges, but that doesn't stop the food from remaining firmly in a contemporary vein, with just the right dose of inventiveness. Enjoy dishes made from fine and delicately cooked ingredients tha..

  • Le Cercle Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    44 bd Lahitolle F - 18000 Bourges

    Outside of the city centre, this mansion has been given a designer overhaul. Welcome to Le Cercle, opened in late 2011 by two experienced chefs, who decided to pool their talents. Their creations are tasty, carefully prepared, light, colourful... A g..

  • L'Abbaye St-Ambroix Very comfortable restaurant 

    60-62 av. Jean-Jaurès F - 18000 Bourges

    This old chapel with its enormous vault makes for a superb and original setting, blending the classical and the contemporary. The food, meanwhile, is very much of the moment, as well as unpretentious and tasty.

  • La Prose Quite comfortable restaurant 

    7 r. Jean-Girard F - 18000 Bourges

    Located in the city centre, this pleasant, modern restaurant features designer furniture and lighting. The female chef prepares fresh and light modern cuisine to be enjoyed with the well-chosen wine selection.

  • Le Bourbonnoux Comfortable restaurant 

    44 r. Bourbonnoux F - 18000 Bourges

    Bright colours and half-timbered walls make up the pleasant interior of this restaurant, situated in a street lined with craft shops. Friendly service. Updated classic cuisine.

  • Ibis Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    r. Jankélévitch F - 18000 Bourges

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