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- 1 History of Bourges
- 2 Bourges' CS group
- 3 CS meetings
- 4 Contacts
- 5 Mailing list
- 6 Tips
- 7 Couchsurfers
- 8 Coffee, drink, food and other activities
- 9 Festivals, concerts & various events
- 10 In Case of Emergency
- 11 Views of the city
- 12 Local Media Mentions
History of Bourges
More informations about the History of Bourges on the wikipedia:Bourges !
Bourges' CS group
As you'll see Bourges is not the most exciting place to be. We can admit that. There are not too many students and they don't use to get to know each other. And the city center is quickly empty when the sun goes down... Berruyers (people living in Bourges) seem like vampires sometimes.
Except during the music festival which lasts a week every each year and during the warm summer nights, we can't honestly say that the streets are even "sometimes crowded."
But don't close the page please... it's getting better we swear!
The best way to stay in touch with members is probably to join CS Bourges' group so that you will be informed of the meetings members want to organize and get their mobile phone and email adress which can be really useful to contact them.For sure you'll get to love this city if you meet the good people! ;)
Here are the e-mail addresses of the Bourges' couchsurfing members in case of you don't get any answer from the couchsurfing website.
Adrien LELIEVRE > email@example.com
Romain MAIGNANT > firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurélie CREUX > email@example.com
Cécile DEMESSINE > firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet is expensive here if you go to a "cyber-café" or a self service connection. Anyways, here's the list of the places in Bourges where you can find wifi.
Otherwise, there is free internet connection in all the McDonald's you could find. The closest from the city center is situated next to the shopping mall called "Carrefour" on the street Chaussée de la Chappe.
Coffee, drink, food and other activities
Pubs & Bars
Pub Murrayfield 11, Rue Jean Girard Wifi connection available
La soupe aux choux / Le guillotin 15, Rue Jean Girard
O'Brians 9, Rue Barbès
Le Beau Bar 10 Bis, Rue Beaux Arts
Les Jacobins Enclos des Jacobins
Pub Jacques Coeur 1, Rue d'Auron Wifi connection available
L'Euro Café 41, Rue Moyenne
Les 3 petits cochons 27 Bis, Avenue Jean Jaurès
And many others...
La soupe aux choux / Le guillotin 15, Rue Jean Girard
Traditional food from Berry, salads, wines / 9 to 20€
Café bazar 5, rue Calvin
Traditional food, regional wines / 10 to 20€
La pleine lune 12 Rue Porte Jaune
Original -but good!- food, salads and beef / 15 to 30€
Cosy Delice 17 Rue Jean Girard
Japanese food / 15 to 30€
L'antidote 81 Rue Gambon
Biologic and traditional food, biologic wines / 15 to 30€
La Scala Place Planchat
Pizzas and pastas; Italian food & wines / 10 to 20€
Pizz'Alberto 18 Rue Viala
Pizzas and pastas; Italian food & wines (arguably the best pizza in Bourges!) / 9 to 20€
Interesting places & monuments
Office de Tourisme de Bourges 21 rue Victor Hugo BP 126 18000 BOURGES Tél. : 02 48 23 02 60
Marais : Only 10 minutes from the city center, take a walk in this natural monument made of private gardens where lots of birds, joggers and other animals live in the most quiet neighbourhood in town!
Cathedral : No need to introduce this huge 13th century building, you must have already seen it and if you haven't, that would probably be the first thing you'll see when you get there! This cathedral is an Unesco World Heritage site, and you can't come to Bourges without seeing it!
Palais Jacques Coeur : Right in the city center, next to Place Cujas where the art school is, stands one of the greatest examples of 15th century architecture.Museums : To know everything you need about Bourges' museums, take a look at this page
Festivals, concerts & various events
Then, to get a list of the concerts programs, click on the link below the coordinates of the concert halls.
Printemps de Bourges
Good three-day French music festival just after Le Printemps de Bourges in May, which has been held in Vierzon since 2002. Trains and a highway link Bourges to Vierzon, easy to hitch hike.
Un été à Bourges
During the summer, lots of little concerts happen in different places of the city. Most of them are free and take place in the old historic parts of Bourges which are a nice way to discover the city.
Blue lights in Bourges
Every night during the summer, from June to September (from 9pm to midnight), the old medieval town takes on a blue hue. In fact, the streetlights are turned into blue lamps which will guide you through the city for a nice educational and historic visit of the city.
In Sancerre, a little village about 50km from Bourges particularly known for its good wines, there is a Jazz festival every year in mid-July, where lots of great international musicians come to play music
Cuvée de ParassyCountryside break for this festival happening in a field next to a little village called Parrasy. A 4-year old music and art festival occurring in October.
In Case of Emergency
- Police Station:
Tel : 15
Address : 6 Avenue d'Orléans 18000 Bourges
- Health Emergency:
SAMU (French Health Emergency Service) : Tel: 15
European Tel number for Emergency : 112
Emergency number for the homeless : 115
- Fire Station:
Emergency number : 18
- Emergency Doctor:
Tel : 02 48 23 33 33
Address : 51 Rue Turly 18000 Bourges
Views of the city
More informations about the places to visit in Bourges on the wikivoyage:Bourges !