Things to see and do - Bourges
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Bourges Travel guide
Bourges : Michelin's recommendations
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).
Tourist attractions Bourges : Things to see and do
A Gothic masterpiece begun in 1195 and consecrated in 1324; the immense west façade has five portals, the central one of which depicts the Last Judgement, leading into five interior naves. The stained-glass windows (12C-17C) are among France's finest..
10bis r. Jacques-Cœur
With its steamrooms and galleried courtyard, this sumptuous mansion contained all the architectural innovations of the time - private oratories in the chapel, numerous independent rooms and sculptures on the lintels describing each room. At the foot ..
Route de la Porte-Jaune
Beautifully restored, the old town of Bourges delights with its many half-timbered houses dating from the 15C and 16C and its palaces, making this a lovely place to stroll around.
20 Avenue Henri Laudier F - 18000 Bourges
Prix Prices from : 97 €
Villa C is a boutique hotel, located a 10-minute walk from the historical centre and Bourges Cathedral and a 2-minute walk from the train station. This elegant property was built in the 18th century It offers chic Italian style guest rooms with luxu..
5 rue de la Halle F - 18000 Bourges
This hotel is situated in Bourges and is just a 3-minute walk to the 15th-century Palais Jacques Coeur in the heart of the Old Town. It offers 24-hour reception and air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi access. A flat-screen TV with Canal+ a..
Boulevard de la République F - 18000 BOURGES
Prix Prices from : 109 €
At the gateway to the Sologne region and 2 hours from Paris, the Hôtel de Bourbon Mercure Bourges combines comfort and tradition with charm and elegance. Located a stone's throw from the historic center of Bourges and a 5-minute walk from the train s..
60-62 avenue Jean-Jaurès F - 18000 Bourges
In the heart of the Bourbon Hotel, this little sister of the Petits Plats de Célestin (at Vierzon) sports a similar concept. Find a smart brasserie spirit and good wholesome food chalked up on the slate. Andouillette terrine with mustard seeds, young..
50 rue Bourbonnoux F - 18000 Bourges
The former Antan Sancerrois has received a face-lift and now offers a smart bistro interior with rough wooden tables and a counter overlooking the kitchen. The menu has also been reworked with a fusion twist. Quail in yakitori, cereal and couscous ta..
44 rue 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.
1 avenue Marx-Dormoy F - 18000 Bourges
A contemporary, bright interior decorated in warm tones adds to the charm of this delightful suburban restaurant. Modern cuisine and an impressive wine list.
7 rue 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.
44 boulevard 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..
8 rue Porte-Jaune F - 18000 Bourges
This is the great little 'bistronomique' place that Bourges had been waiting for! We love the unusual decor - metallic artwork, advertising signs, vintage furniture - and the new chef's cuisine. It is generous and changes daily with what the market h..