Things to see and do - Bourges
Unmissable tourist sites
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
pl. Étienne-Dolet F - 18000 Bourges
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 F - 18000 Bourges
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 ..
13 r. Édouard-Branly F - 18000 Bourges
This Flamboyant Gothic building (15C-17C) offers an exceptional setting to the collection donated by contemporary painter Maurice Estève (1904-2001), creator of an exacting body of work. Born in Culan, this master of colour first dabbled with Surreal..
Boulevard de la République F - 18000 BOURGES
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..
Rue VladimirJankelevitch F - 18000 BOURGES
The Bourges ibis Hotel is ideally located in the city center, a few minutes' walk from Palais d'Auron concert hall, the Palais des Sports, Saint Etienne Cathedral and Palais Jacques Coeur. Fully air-conditioned, it offers 86 rooms with free WIFI acce..
ZAC de l'Echangeur F - 18 000 BOURGES
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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..
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 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.
60-62 avenue 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.
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..