The must-sees of Bourges to visit in 2 days
Discover what to do and see in Bourges during a weekend
Between gothic monuments and medieval districts, the city of Bourges distinguishes itself from other French cities thanks to its wild nature and its urbanization.
Saint-Etienne Cathedral, Jacques Coeur Palace, Medieval Center or Sancerre Village... In order to discover the city of Bourges, our team proposes you today to discover the must-see places in Berry during your stay or weekend.
The Cathedral Saint-Etienne of Bourges
Monument with an impressive size of 125 meters long and about 4 meters wide, the Saint-Etienne Cathedral is of a fascinating beauty, providing a strange emotion to its visitors. Built between 1195 and 1230, this gothic cathedral represents one of the largest cathedrals in France and is of course classified as a historical monument since 1862.
To know more about it, discover our article dedicated to the Saint-Etienne de Bourges Cathedral.
The Medieval Center of Bourges
While visiting the Medieval Center, you can take the opportunity to admire the beautiful timber-framed houses of Bourges. With this sublime architecture, we learn more about the historical heritage of the city. There are no less than 400 buildings, all older than the Saint-Etienne Cathedral.
The Jacques Coeur Palace
Emblematic monument of Bourges dating from the 15th century, the Palais Jacques Coeur is a building not to be missed during your stay or weekend in Bourges. True architecture testifying of the civil Gothic works of the time in France, it is considered as one of the most beautiful monuments of the country.
To know more about it, discover our article dedicated to the Jacques Coeur Palace in Bourges.
The Village of Sancerre
Don't miss the incredible medieval town of Sancerre, a pretty little hillside village that overlooks the Loire River.
This charming village is distinguished by its medieval streets with a unique character. Narrow and picturesque alleys, an exotic universe that plunges us into another era... unique characteristics that give this village a particular singularity, which is considered one of the most beautiful detours in France.
The village of Sancerre is not only famous for its timeless charm, but also for being the nucleus of two of the most famous gastronomic products in France :
- The wine of Sancerre
- The Crottin de Chavignol
The little extra :
You wish to discover the Village of Sancerre? Very practical for a visit without a guide, for a discovery at your own pace, the Village of Sancerre has a line on the ground serving as Ariadne's Thread, allowing its visitors to pass by the strategic points of this sublime place!
Alleys, squares, monuments but also incredible panoramas on the vineyard of Sancerre... you will be able to admire all the jewels of this village and benefit from explanations all along the course thanks to the many explanatory panels which are placed there.