Bourges

Bourges, capital of Berry, and today chief town of Expensive, department form major part of this old province, and of a small fraction of Bourbonnais, carries:

Of azure, has three busy money sheep, horned of sand, join mouths and clarines of gold, with the edge engrelee of mouths.

With these weapons, some authors give for supports a shepherd and a shepherdess, and others want to substitute those which they claim to have discovered on a door of the hotel-of-city: a paschal lamb with the money cross in field of azure.

If, as that appears obvious has Scaliger and has of Anville, Bourges is old Avaricum, sits of Celtic monarchy six hundred years before the Christian era, it was the most considerable city, most beautiful and strongest of Gaulle. The importance of this capital of Bituriges made it respect by Vercingetorix when, to embarrass the walk of Cesar, this Gallic chief made reduce in ashes the other cities of the region. It however does not succeed has to stop the conqueror. Avaricum was taken by storm year 52, its treasures were plunder, and its forty thousand inhabitants master keys with the wire of the sword. Then, the winners reparerent their work of destruction, embellished, by it raising, quotes it that they had about destroyed, and made of it the residence of the prefect of first Aquitaine. Bourges was devastation into 475 by Visigoths, 583 by a league of the close tribes, and into 878 by the Norman ones. This city was joined together with the crown of France by Clotaire II, after having been part some time of the kingdom of Orleans, had hereditary counts under the successors of Charlemagne, and was erigee in duchy-peerage for Jean de France, wire of king Jean. It became the capital of Charles VII at the beginning of the reign of this prince, who, to recognize the fidelity of the inhabitants, gave the nobility to the mayor and to the aldermen. A few days after the Barthelemi saint, the calvinists payerent there expensive, in spite of the hypocrites recommendations of Charles IX, excesses to which they were books after having taken it in 1562. Various councils were held there, in particular one, in 1438, in which the French clergy accepted the Pragmatic Sanction. Its university, founded, says one, by Louis saint, enjoyed a large celebrity, in spite of the proverb scoffer which gives has Bourges for weapons: an ass in an armchair. One explains this joke by the existence of an old medal, representative of a dimension the weapons of Bourges, such as we give them, and other a character sitting with this epigraph: Asinus in sede. The fire in 1487 and the plague in 1583 have door has this city of the attacks of which it is never completely relevee.

Description

bourges, French city Department of cher with 99 historical sites listed or simply studied for their remarkable character.
Our database currently includes 99 elements for heritage bourges. You will find the menu and footer links leading you on the description sheets.

There are 21 localities (Place called, location known as) in Bourges : les 4 vents ; les carrieres ; les varennes ; les vallees ; beaulieu ; germigny ; le vallon ; croix de gionne ; echangeur de guerry ; l orme diot ; la grange miton ; le grand moutet ; le petit moutet ; le petit turly ; le porche ; les boers ; les bornigales ; les morvets ; les souaires ; pissevieille ; plame souris.

listeds buildings (classified and protected) in Bourges

Monuments in Bourges, Bourges has 110 buildings protected. Include :

  1. official reference : PA00096654 ;
  2. Vieil arc (Bourbonnoux (rue) ; anciennement Bourbonnoux (rue) 114) official reference : PA00096655 ;
  3. (Etienne-Dolet (place)) official reference : PA00096656 ;
  4. official reference : PA00096658 ;
  5. (Bourbonnaux (rue) 114) official reference : PA00096659 ;
  6. (Mirebeau (rue) 73, 75 ; Calvin (rue)) official reference : PA00096660 ;
  7. Crypte gallo-romaine de Sainte-Blandine (Bourdaloue (rue) 7) official reference : PA00096661 ;
  8. Domaine des Quatre-Vents official reference : PA00096662 ;
  9. Eglise des Carmes (Emile-Deschamps (rue) 9) official reference : PA00096663 ;
  10. (Emile-Deschamps (rue)) official reference : PA00096664 ;
  11. Eglise Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame (rue)) official reference : PA00096665 ;
  12. (Bourdaloue (rue) 7 ; anciennement Dun (rue de) official reference : PA00096666 ;
  13. (Jacques-Coeur (impasse)) official reference : PA00096667 ;
  14. Eglise Saint-Bonnet (Saint-Bonnet (place)) official reference : PA00096668 ;
  15. official reference : PA00096669 ;
  16. Eglise Saint-Pierre-le-Guillard (Saint-Pierre (place)) official reference : PA00096670 ;
  17. Ancien rempart gallo-romain official reference : PA00096671 ;
  18. official reference : PA00096672 ;
  19. Enclos Sainte-Jeanne official reference : PA00096673 ;
  20. official reference : PA00096674 ;
  21. Fontaine dite de Bourdaloue (Marcel-Plaisant (place)) official reference : PA00096675 ;
  22. Fontaine de Fer, ou fontaine Saint-Firmin (Fontaine-de-Fer (rue de la)) official reference : PA00096676 ;
  23. Fontaine monumentale gallo-romaine (Marcel-Plaisant (place) 2, 2 bis, 4, 6 ; Fernault (rue) 3 ; Auron (rue) 17, 19, 21 ; Armuriers (rue des) 16) official reference : PA00096677 ;
  24. official reference : PA00096678 ;
  25. (Halle (rue de la) ; Cordeliers (rue des) ; Paul-Commenge (rue) ; Juranville (boulevard)) official reference : PA00096679 ;
  26. Halles Saint-Bonnet official reference : PA00096680 ;
  27. (Porte-Jaune (rue) 6 ; Monnaie (rue de la) 9) official reference : PA00096681 ;
  28. official reference : PA00096682 ;
  29. official reference : PA00096683 ;
  30. (Gambon (rue)) official reference : PA00096684 ;
  31. (Edouard-Branly (rue) 13) official reference : PA00096685 ;
  32. (Jacques-Coeur (rue) 10 bis, 12) official reference : PA00096686 ;
  33. official reference : PA00096687 ;
  34. (Jacques-Coeur (rue) 18) official reference : PA00096688 ;
  35. official reference : PA00096689 ;
  36. (Joyeuse (rue) 22) official reference : PA00096690 ;
  37. Immeuble official reference : PA00096691 ;
  38. (Saint-Bonnet (place) ; Voltaire (rue) 2) official reference : PA00096692 ;
  39. Maison Colladon (Beaux-Arts (rue des) 10) official reference : PA00096693 ;
  40. (Bourbonnoux (rue) 13 ; Joyeuse (rue)) official reference : PA00096694 ;
  41. Maison dite des Trousseau (Clamecy (place) 2) official reference : PA00096695 ;
  42. Maison (Bourbonnoux (rue) 1 ; Gordaine (place) 2) official reference : PA00096696 ;
  43. Maison (Bourbonnoux (rue) 3) official reference : PA00096697 ;
  44. Maison (Bourbonnoux (rue) 5) official reference : PA00096698 ;
  45. (Bourbonnoux (rue) 13) official reference : PA00096699 ;
  46. Maison (Bourbonnoux (rue) 17) official reference : PA00096700 ;
  47. Maison (Bourbonnoux (rue) 24) official reference : PA00096701 ;
  48. (Bourbonnoux (rue) 50) official reference : PA00096702 ;
  49. Maison (Bourbonnoux (rue) 52) official reference : PA00096703 ;
  50. Maison (Bourbonnoux (rue) 77 ; Juifs (rue des)) official reference : PA00096704 ;
  51. Maisons (Cambournac (rue) 3) official reference : PA00096705 ;
  52. Maison (Jean-Girard (rue) 3 ; anciennement Edouard-Vaillant (rue) 3) official reference : PA00096706 ;
  53. Maison (Jean-Girard (rue) 5 ; anciennement Edouard-Vaillant (rue) 5) official reference : PA00096707 ;
  54. (Jean-Girard (rue) 7, 9 ; anciennement Edouard-Vaillant (rue) 7, 9) official reference : PA00096708 ;
  55. (Sylvain-Pichonnat (cour) 4) official reference : PA00096709 ;
  56. Maison (Etienne-Dolet (place) 12 ; Doyen (rue du) 2 ; anciennement Etienne-Dolet (place) 4) official reference : PA00096710 ;
  57. Maison (Etienne-Dolet (place) 14 ; anciennement Etienne-Dolet (place) 6) official reference : PA00096711 ;
  58. (Louis-Pauliat (rue) 7 ; anciennement Four (rue du) 3) official reference : PA00096712 ;
  59. Maison, dite de la Reine Blanche (Gambon (rue) 17) official reference : PA00096713 ;
  60. Maison (Gambon (rue) 33) official reference : PA00096714 ;
  61. Maison (Gambon (rue) 35 ; Trois-Pommes (rue des)) official reference : PA00096715 ;
  62. Maison Houet, dite maison aux Raisins (Gordaine (place) 11) official reference : PA00096716 ;
  63. (Henri-Ducrot (rue) 2, 4 ; anciennement Henri-Ducrot (avenue) 2, 4) official reference : PA00096717 ;
  64. Maison Trousseau (Joyeuse (rue) 5) official reference : PA00096718 ;
  65. Maison (Mirebeau (rue) 23) official reference : PA00096719 ;
  66. Maison (Mirebeau (rue) 25) official reference : PA00096720 ;
  67. Maison (Mirebeau (rue) 85) official reference : PA00096721 ;
  68. Maison (Mirebeau (rue) 87) official reference : PA00096722 ;
  69. Maison (Mirebeau (rue) 89) official reference : PA00096723 ;
  70. (Mirebeau (rue) 92 ; Gordaine (place)) official reference : PA00096724 ;
  71. (Mirebeau (rue) 97 ; Jean-Girard (rue) 1 ; anciennement Edouard-Vaillant (rue) 1) official reference : PA00096725 ;
  72. (Moyenne (rue) 50 ; Victor Hugo (rue) 13) official reference : PA00096726 ;
  73. Maison (Pelvoysin (rue) 7) official reference : PA00096727 ;
  74. (Pelvoysin (rue) 9) official reference : PA00096728 ;
  75. Maison (Pelvoysin (rue) 11) official reference : PA00096729 ;
  76. Maison (Pelvoysin (rue) 13) official reference : PA00096730 ;
  77. Maison dite de Pelvoysin (Pelvoysin (rue) 15) official reference : PA00096731 ;
  78. (Pelvoysin (rue) 17) official reference : PA00096732 ;
  79. Maison official reference : PA00096733 ;
  80. Manoir du Beugnon official reference : PA00096734 ;
  81. Vestiges du palais du duc Jean-de-Berry (Marcel Plaisant (place)) official reference : PA00096735 ;
  82. (Rabelais (place) 3) official reference : PA00096736 ;
  83. official reference : PA00096737 ;
  84. Portique monumental gallo-romain official reference : PA00096738 ;
  85. (Auger (boulevard) 2 ; Malus (place) 8) official reference : PA00096740 ;
  86. official reference : PA00096742 ;
  87. (Lamarck (boulevard)) official reference : PA00096743 ;
  88. (Carolus (rue) 1) official reference : PA00096938 ;
  89. official reference : PA00096939 ;
  90. (Lazenay (rue de)) official reference : PA00096946 ;
  91. (Moyenne (rue) 52 ; Victor-Hugo (rue) 2) official reference : PA00096947 ;
  92. official reference : PA00132557 ;
  93. Ecole d'artillerie (actuellement direction des services fiscaux du Cher) et fonderie de canons (actuellement direction des armements terrestres, centre de formation des armements terrestres) (Lahitolle (boulevard) 1, 3) official reference : PA00135281 ;
  94. Immeuble de l'entreprise Leiseing (Michel-de-Bourges (rue) 10-12) official reference : PA18000017 ;
  95. official reference : PA18000018 ;
  96. Maison dite "de Bernard Pastoureau" (Auron (rue d') 25, 25bis ; Fernault (rue) 1) official reference : PA18000023 ;
  97. (Edouard-Branly (rue) 7) official reference : PA18000025 ;
  98. (Etienne-Dolet (place)) official reference : PA18000026 ;
  99. official reference : PA18000027 ;
  100. official reference : PA18000028 ;
  101. (Moyenne (rue) 29 ; Michel-de-Bourges (rue) 1) official reference : PA18000029 ;
  102. (Jacques-Coeur (rue) 14) official reference : PA18000030 ;
  103. Grand magasin des anciens "Etablissements Aubrun" official reference : PA18000031 ;
  104. Ancien grand magasin "Aux Nouvelles Galeries" official reference : PA18000032 ;
  105. Ancien grand magasin "Aux Dames de France" (Planchat (place) 2 ; Pellevoysin (rue)) official reference : PA18000033 ;
  106. Maison (Voltaire (rue) 14-16 ; Neuve-des-Bouchers (rue) 11) official reference : PA18000040 ;
  107. Voir notice PA18000040 (Maison sise 14-16, rue Voltaire) official reference : PA18000041 ;
  108. (Vignes-de-Chappe (chemin des)) official reference : PA18000042 ;
  109. (Joyeuse (rue) 20) official reference : PA18000035 ;
  110. (Ranchot (rue) 22) official reference : PA18000052
Please note this list is likely to evolve, the data presented are from 2013.

Places of Culture

Museums bourges, bourges has 5 Museums :

  • Musée d'Histoire Naturelle Gabriel Foucher (Parc Saint-Paul 18000 bourges)
    Ouvert tous les jours de 14h à 18h et pendant les vacances scolaires de la zone B et de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h tous les jours
    closed : 1er janvier, 1er mai, 1er novembre, 25 décembre
  • Musée Estève (Hôtel des Echevins 18000 bourges)
    Ouvert du 1er au 31 janvier et du 12 novembre au 31 décembre de 13h45 à 17h15, du 1er février au 30 juin et du 16 septembre au 11 novembre de 9h45 à 11h45 et de 13h45 à 17h45, du 1er juillet au 15 septembre de 9h45 à 12h15 et de 13h45 à 18h15
    closed : 1er janvier, 1er mai, 1er et 11 novembre, 25 décembre
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Hôtel Lallemant 18000 bourges)
    Ouvert du 1er au 31 janvier et du 12 novembre au 31 décembre de 13h45 à 17h15, du 1er février au 30 juin et du 16 septembre au 11 novembre de 9h45 à 11h45 et de 13h45 à 17h45, du 1er juillet au 15 septembre de 9h45 à 12h15 et de 13h45 à 18h15
    closed : 1er janvier, 1er mai, 1er et 11 novembre, 25 décembre
  • Musée du Berry (Hôtel Cujas 18000 bourges)
    Ouvert du 1er au 31 janvier et du 12 novembre au 31 décembre de 13h45 à 17h15, du 1er février au 30 juin et du 16 septembre au 11 novembre de 9h45 à 11h45 et de 13h45 à 17h45, du 1er juillet au 15 septembre de 9h45 à 12h15 et de 13h45 à 18h15
    closed : 1er janvier, 1er mai, 1er et 11 novembre, 25 décembre
  • Musée des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Place Etienne Dolet 18000 bourges)
    Ouvert du 1er au 31 janvier et du 12 novembre au 31 décembre de 13h45 à 17h15, du 1er février au 30 juin et du 16 septembre au 11 novembre de 9h45 à 11h45 et de 13h45 à 17h45, du 1er juillet au 15 septembre de 9h45 à 12h15 et de 13h45 à 18h15
    closed : 1er janvier, 1er mai, 1er et 11 novembre, 25 décembre

Libraries bourges, bourges has 4 Libraries :

  • bibliothèque patrimoniale et d'étude des quatre piliers (8 place des quatre piliers 18000 bourges)
  • bibliotheque du cher (chemin du grand mazieres 18000 bourges)
  • bibliothèque du val d'auron (place martin luther king 18000 bourges)
  • bibliothèque des gibjoncs (rue jules bertaut 18000 bourges)

Cinemas de bourges, bourges has 3 cinemas :

  • jacques coeur (25 rue littre, 18000 bourges)
  • mega cgr (zac du prado, 18000 bourges)
  • le cinema (place andre malraux, 18000 bourges)

Statistics for Bourges

Town or city :
Postcode of city : 18000
Insee code : 18033
Longitude : 2.398197
Latitude : 47.078100
Total population : 76075 people
place called : 21
alley : 123
avenue : 39
boulevard : 17
path : 74
current : 3
hamlet : 2
dead : 59
small path : 2
place : 44
dock : 2
roundabout : 3
route : 14
st : 608
lane : 3
path : 1
square : 3

Abbey of Saint-Sulpice in 'enclosure of the Benedictines', French Heritage monument to Bourges 1
The benedictine Abbey of Saint-Sulpice, reserved to men, is one of the oldest and the largest in the diocese of Bourges. In the middle of the 7th century the (...) Abbey of Saint-Sulpice in 'enclosure of the Benedictines', French Heritage monument to Bourges

Former Department store 'in the Nouvelles Galeries', French Heritage monument to Bourges 10
Store built in 1903, and destroyed by fire in 1928. The building was rebuilt late 1929, in the Art Deco style. It consists of two fronts arranged and part of a (...) Former Department store 'in the Nouvelles Galeries', French Heritage monument to Bourges

Former Seminary, French Heritage monument to Bourges 11
The construction of the seminary was decided by Bishop Phélypeaux de Vrillière, Archbishop of Bourges, and conducted by Joseph Lingré, nivernais architect, (...) Former Seminary, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Old Archbishop's Palace, now City Hall, French Heritage monument to Bourges 12
Pierre Bullet had planned to build a large Palace that flanquerait the South side of the nave of the Cathedral, with many buildings arranged around a Court of (...) Old Archbishop's Palace, now City Hall, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Ancient Priory Saint-Martin-des-Champs, French Heritage monument to Bourges 13
The Church is the only element remaining from this Priory dependent on the Abbey of Saint-Martin-de-Marmoutiers, near Tours, uni at the petit séminaire de (...) Ancient Priory Saint-Martin-des-Champs, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Old Gallo-Roman ramparts, French Heritage monument to Bourges 14
« Old Gallo-Roman ramparts » is a construction of the city of Bourges (France, Cher). Old Gallo-Roman ramparts, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Abbey Saint-Ambroix, then Bourbon hotel, French Heritage monument to Bourges 15
« Abbey Saint-Ambroix, then Bourbon hotel » is a construction of the city of Bourges (France, Cher). Abbey Saint-Ambroix, then Bourbon hotel, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Former home of the 10th of the Benedictines of Saint - Laurent, French Heritage monument to Bourges 16
Uncertainties remain on the date of installation of this community at Bourges (6th or 9th century?). Fires occurred in 1252, 1353 and 1487. The restoration of (...) Former home of the 10th of the Benedictines of Saint - Laurent, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Old Hall (now House of Culture) and school of music, French Heritage monument to Bourges 17
Representative architecture of the 1930s: Art Deco aesthetic. The Hall, built in the time of the Popular Front, is the work of Marcel Pinon, architect of the (...) Old Hall (now House of Culture) and school of music, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Old powder tower, French Heritage monument to Bourges 18
This tower is part of the new city walls built by the Capetians, possibly completed before 1181, and of Philippe Auguste. (...) Old powder tower, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Old church Saint-Aoustrille-du-Château, French Heritage monument to Bourges 19
« Old church Saint-Aoustrille-du-Château » is a construction of the city of Bourges (France, Cher). Old church Saint-Aoustrille-du-Château, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Former Hôtel-Dieu, French Heritage monument to Bourges 2
The Hôtel-Dieu is composed of a large body of building with chapel and the sick room, built from 1510 to 1526, and two wings in return, built after 1628 by (...) Former Hôtel-Dieu, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Old church Saint-Aoustrillet, French Heritage monument to Bourges 20
This building has been taken over in the middle of the 15th century: choir, crossroads and southern arm of the transept at the initiative of Jacques Coeur. (...) Old church Saint-Aoustrillet, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Old church of Saint-Jean-le-Vieil, French Heritage monument to Bourges 21
This Priory was under the patronage of the Abbey of Saint-Laurent de Bourges, of the Abbey of Saint-Satur, then the Archbishop of Bourges. At the beginning of (...) Old church of Saint-Jean-le-Vieil, French Heritage monument to Bourges

Ancient Church of the Poor Clares, French Heritage monument to Bourges 22
The convent was founded in 1470 by Pierre Cadouet, then prior of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame de Sales. At the beginning of the 16th century, a funerary (...) Ancient Church of the Poor Clares, French Heritage monument to Bourges