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The best family activities to do in Bourges

Discover the best activities to do in Bourges for a great family day out

 

An original and authentic treasure hunt, combining riddles and heritage !

 
  • For the curious and the budding "Sherlock Holmes"!
Les Mystères de Bourges, a treasure hunt to discover Bourges with your children as you have never seen it before ! 
With this treasure hunt, you can discover the historic centre of Bourges with your family in a fun way.
 
Bourges has an exceptionally rich heritage: its cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its Jacques Coeur Palace, its museums...

An outdoor escape game in Bourges 
The Mysteries of Bourges is an outdoor escape game that will transport you back to the Renaissance. An original quest in the city centre during which original riddles and custom-made tools will lead you to Geoffroy Tory's treasure! Everyone can participate and play, whether you are young or old!
"Walk through the cobbled streets of Bourges with the help of a mysterious satchel. Come and have fun with the past and help Jacques Coeur protect his fortune!"
Practical information

Put together your team of 3 to 6 players and the adventure lasts 2 hours. 
Reduced price: 8 € / child from 8 to 12 years old - Free game for children under 8 years old
The price includes: enigma course / treasure hunt in the city centre to discover the heritage.
 
  • A pedal-powered outing with Slow Tourism!

Want to take your time and give your children a breath of fresh air ?
Why not introduce them to slow tourism and enjoy a good bike ride on the Canal de Berry ?
On the programme, the discovery of the Canal de Berry and its newly laid out cycle track for easy rides. The Canal will take you either to the Trouée verte in Bourges or to the gardens of Duke Jean de Berry in Mehun-sur-Yèvre.

The marshes of Bourges, a natural and protected area, classified and private.
 
  • For nature lovers !
Discover almost 135 hectares of cultivated gardens surrounded by rivers and canals.
In ancient times, the marshes were a natural defence surrounding Bourges with a marshy area before being divided into several individual plots.
From April to September, take your children to discover the Bourges marshes on board a traditional boat to enjoy a relaxing moment just a stone's throw from the town centre.

A real green lung just a stone's throw from the town centre, your children will discover a natural and protected area - a way of making them aware that it must be respected and protected.

The Bourges Natural History Museum

For those curious about history and animals, a visit to the Bourges Natural History Museum is ideal! 2,000 m2 of permanent exhibitions dedicated to science and nature and presenting three to four temporary exhibitions each year.

The museum offers children a gallery of naturalised animals (giraffe, lions, bison, wolves, elephants, sea lions, etc.), the temporary and permanent exhibitions.
This tour is punctuated by numerous games, aquariums and dioramas. The educational service offers information sheets related to the exhibitions.

At the Museum of Man, you can discover the first hominids and the mysteries of the human body... During the short school holidays, the museum offers activities for 6 to 12 year olds on the theme of life and earth sciences.

Practical information
 
Bourges Natural History Museum - Les rives d'Auron 18000 Bourges - open every day from 2pm to 6pm and from 10am to 12pm from Monday to Friday during the school holidays in zone B - Tel 02 48 65 37 34. 
Do not hesitate to consult the website of the Bourges Natural History Museum or to contact them by e-mail: museum-accueil@ville-bourges.fr 
The exhibitions are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • Bourges city centre, a place full of fairies

You may not know it, but the city centre of Bourges is populated by fairies. That's why we suggest you finish your visit with a bit of magic. Take your children with you and go in search of the doors of the fairy houses, there are all sorts of colours!

In total autonomy, go in search of the little fairy doors that are set up in the historic centre of the town.
Each door has its own magical, fairy-tale world, which sometimes even refers to films or rock bands. For those who are afraid of getting lost and to find them for sure, you are helped by a map with precious clues...

This tour takes you and your children right into the heart of Bourges, through the most emblematic streets which are home to numerous monuments and museums.
Move around with the map and use the clues to find the fairy doors left in the city by @Florizale.

To help you, pink circles indicate areas to look at. Each clue has a number.
 
  • Need help organising your stay in Vierzon near Bourges? 

Don't hesitate to ask the Hotel Continental team for more information. Our hotel team will be delighted to help you organise your stay. 
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