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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

    A Gothic masterpiece begun in 1195 and consecrated in 1324; the immense west front has 5 portals (the central of which depicts the Last Judgement), leading into a nave and four aisles. The windows (12C-17C) are among France's finest, and the crypt is..

  • Palais Jacques-Coeur Recommended Recommended

    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 ..

  • Estève Museum Recommended Recommended

    13 r. Édouard-Branly F - 18000 Bourges

    This Flamboyant Gothic building (15C-17C) has a fine collection donated by prolific artist Maurice Estève, born at Culan in 1904, a master of colour who oscillated between figurative (La Toilette verte, 1934) and abstract ( Embarquement pour Cythère,..

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Hotels Bourges

  • hôtel de bourbon mercure bourges Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Boulevard de la République F - 18000 BOURGES

    Prix Prices from : 95 €

    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..

  • ibis bourges

    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..

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

    1 Place Des 4-Piliers F - 18000 Bourges

    Prix Prices from : 114 €

    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 ..

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Restaurants Bourges

  • Au Rez-de-Chaussée Quite comfortable restaurant 

    8 r. 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..

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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 Beauvoir Very comfortable restaurant 

    1 av. 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.

  • 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.

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