Bourges, a "City of Art and History" is a beautiful medieval town.
In its center stands the Saint Etienne Cathedral, a World Heritage Monument chosen by UNESCO for its unique architecture. Capital of France during the time of Charles VII, Bourges became a busy commercial center in the 15th century and was graced with the elegant Jacques Cœur palace, a popular visitors' attraction today. The decorative arts museum, the Best craftsmen of France museum, the Estève Museum, the Berry Museum, and the natural history museum, provide ample opportunities for discovering the rich history of the province.
A city of light and music, Bourges puts on three grand annual pageants : "Springtime in Bourges", the "Summer in Bourges", and the "Illuminated Nights", a magnificent sound and light circuit that combines culture, tourism, and heritage.