The town of Bourges (18 Cher, Centre- Val de Loire) holds an annual arts festival – the Printemps de Bourges – 21 – 26 April 2020.
With its magnificent gothic Cathedral (St Étienne) – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by medieval streets and houses the town is well worth a visit (just off the A71 autoroute from Paris – Clermont Ferrand).
The arts festival has made a name for itself over the past two decades as the event of the year when it comes to the latest bands on the music scene. This year once more, 100 000 festival-goers will be flooding the Maison de la Culture and various bars and restaurants around the town.
You will find artists and groups representing the broad spectrum of musical styles today, with performances every day from noon to dawn, with sets of electronic music, sound experiments, but also exhibitions, dance and theatre performances.
A very multidisciplinary festival, Printemps de Bourges offers 6 days of celebration and sharing to the beat of the music, to be enjoyed without moderation!
For more info on the Arts Festival see www.printemps-bourges.com
Bourges’ historic centre is easy to explore on foot dominated by the UNESCO-listed cathedral, dedicated to Saint Étienne, the first Christian martyr, Apart from its flying buttresses it also has some of the finest medieval stained glass.
Amongst the other attractions of Bourges are the narrow streets of medieval half-timbered houses, numerous museums and the Palais Jacques Coeur, a rare example of non-military Gothic architecture.
self-catering Appartements L’Hôtel Panette are set in an 18th century building in the centre of Bourges, 200 metres from Cathédrale Saint-Etienne.