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Springtime for poets (March)

This national event is represented in Bourges by " Poets in Berry". For a week, a festival of poetry takes place. Throughout the city, poets, singers, writers and actors are welcomed for readings and recitals and evenings of poetry and song.

The Festival of Records and Cartoons (April)

Nearly one hundred and fifty exhibitors come from the four corners of France and also from Europe, to exhibit hundreds of thousands of records and comic strips both new and second hand. Alongside our comic strip heroes and vinyl stars, are the flesh and blood artists on this Sunday of concerts and signings.

Printemps de Bourges (April)

Highlight of the annual music calendar, the Printemps de Bourges, since its creation in 1977, has very quickly become an irreplaceable, major event in France and Europe.

Choraliades (June)

For one week, the choral societies and orchestras of the primary schools and colleges of Bourges and Cher take to the stage and present the public with a number of high quality concerts.

Un été à Bourges (from 21st June to 31st August)

A Bourges Summer

BulleBerry (October)

See cartoon drawings exhibited in the city's historic buildings. Original drawings, meetings with the authors, and signings are all in the program.

National Cinema and Video Meeting (2nd weekend of October)

The best of some 500 films, selected in the clubs of the French Federation of Cinema and Video, (FFCV) are presented during the 4 days of the National Meeting in Bourges.

Advertising and Toy Fair (October)

During a Sunday, the Corn Exchange transforms into Ali-Baba's cave with a treasure trove of old advertising objects, posters and games and toys from another age.

The Food, Wine and Tourism Fair (November)

An occasion to discover not only the food and wine of the region, but to explore the many gastronomic walking routes in Berry.

Bandits-mages (november in odd years)

Forget the humdrum images on the TV! Here is a festival where everything you see and hear will challenge you. Art invades the screen, computers, loudspeakers... Video, cinema, C.D.ROM, live TV, performances: it's beautiful, it's strange, it's disturbing, it's magic!