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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

  • St Étienne Cathedral, Bourges 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 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..

  • 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) 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..

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Hotels Bourges

  • Best Western Hôtel D'Angleterre

    1 Place Des 4-Piliers F - 18000 Bourges

    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 ..

  • Le Christina Three stars Three stars Three stars

    5 rue de la Halle F - 18000 Bourges

    Prix Prices from : 67 €

    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..

  • Hôtel Saint Jean

    23, Avenue Marx Dormoy F - 18000 Bourges

    The Saint Jean is located in Bourges, a 2-minute walk from the banks of the Yevre River. Situated opposite Le Marais de Bourges, the hotel is 700 metres from the train station and the historic town centre. The rooms at the Hotel Saint Jean have a TV..

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Restaurants Bourges

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

    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..

  • Au Rez-de-Chaussée Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Le Bourbonnoux Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Les Petits Plats du Bourbon Very comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • La Prose Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Le Beauvoir Very comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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