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When to go to Bourges? (France)

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What to do in Bourges : Tips, places, hotels and restaurants

BourgesCher city with around 67,000 inhabitants, Bourges is the historic capital of Berry is situated almost in the geographic center of France. Built at the confluence of several rivers, the city has a rich historical heritage. the A71 is reached from Paris or Lyon, or train, and city trips are by bus network, while bicycle use tends to develop through the creation of tracks cycling. Many sites to visit in Bourges: the Saint-Etienne Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic art, with the 5 portals of the main façade and a whole dazzling stained glass windows, a UNESCO heritage; the palace Jacques Heart, one of the finest buildings of civil architecture of the 15th century; the medieval town and 430 houses with wood sides, especially the Bourbonnoux street, the Promenade des Remparts and instead Gordaine; Rue d'Auron, Bourges main shopping street, with the house of Jacques Heart and St. Peter's Church, full of rich resonances of the past; marshes, cut in 1500 cultivated land flowing numerous irrigation canals. Several museums are worth a visit, such as the Museum of Decorative Arts, housed in a mansion of the 16th century, the Berry Museum, the Esteve Museum and the Resistance Museum that evokes the years of occupation experienced on the line demarcation passing in Bourges. You can also admire contemporary art at the "Water Tower, art castle" or visit the Plaza of business, opposite the cathedral, to discover the skills of craftsmen and regional artists. Finally, to satisfy those who need greenery, several gardens open to your walks: the garden of the Bishop, near the cathedral, flowers and drawn to the French; Garden Meadows Fichaux, Art Deco style, created in 1920, with its amazing plant sculptures; Conservatory of Pelargonium and 900 different species ... Not to mention the circuit of remarkable trees, which sets up a route 1:30 (walking) or 1 hour (bike) for the exploration of these elements, white birch, redwood giant, Lebanon cedar, magnolia, and many more ... A charming town between past and present.


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