Just a short distance from the geographical centre of France, in the the Cher Departments. It is the capital of the province of Berry. Bourges is the third largest city in the Centre Region with a population of 76000.
Fortified city since the Gallic time, of strategic importance during the Hundred Years’ war, royal city since the 12th century, capital from which Charles VII reconquered his kingdom, city of art and culture, Bourges has a long and rich history.
The main attraction in town is the cathedral of St. Etienne which is a masterpiece of Gothic art and is on UNESCO’s most wanted list. Other major sights include the Jacques Coeur palace, and the Aldermen’s house.