Capital of the province of Aquitaine at the end of the Roman Empire, capital of the Kingdom of France in the reign of Charles VII, Bourges carefully maintains its heritage from a glorious past.
A City of art and history, Bourges is proud of its monuments : the Jacques Coeur Palace, the Saint-Etienne Cathedral – included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, its old streets and its half-timbered houses.
A Green city, Bourges is one of the greenest cities in France with 135 hectares of marshland in the heart of the city and more than 50 m2 of parks per inhabitant.
A City of Culture, Bourges is proud of its “Maison de la Culture”, the first to be created in France and of its music festival "Le Printemps de Bourges" - created in 1977 - a true national and international event.
A City at the centre of an agglomeration of 100 000 inhabitants, Prefecture city for the Department of Cher, Bourges is equipped with important assets and fully plays its role as a regional centre.