The heart of France
“For a valiant heart, nothing is impossible”: this famous motto came from Jacques Cœur and it could also be applied to his home town of Bourges. With its medieval centre, beautiful marshes, and its famous spring music festival, the former capital of Berry is rich in cultural heritage and offers a delightful way of life. Take a trip by OUIBUS to Bourges, at the very heart of France, and explore the lanes of the old town, home to 430 medieval style half-timbered houses. Go for a stroll beside the water among the tangled network of waterways in the marshes.
Visit the imposing Cathedral of Saint-Etienne (the largest in France), the Jacques Cœur Palace and choose between the many art and history museums. Sit at a café table and watch the world go by as you sip one of the famous Monin syrups. Bourges is buzzing all year round, especially during the Printemps de Bourges, a major contemporary music festival. There’s also the Cosmic Trip Festival, for those fans of garage rock, the Nuits Lumière Festival which takes you on a night time stroll through the illuminated old town, or the Récréations writing festival. Life in Bourges happens beside the Berry canal and the marshes, with music and history as a backdrop. Travel to the heart of France with OUIBUS and discover the beautiful city of Bourges.