Throughout the summer the town of Bourges (18 Cher, Centre – Val-de-Loire) is all lit up in the evenings! This great little town with its magnificent Gothic Cathedral (the best flying buttresses I have seen) and medieval town centre is a convenient stop on the trip south (now just off the A71 autoroute south towards Clermont Ferrand and also convenient for the new A20 autoroute south to Limoges, Cahors & Toulouse). Throughout the summer nights the town will be illuminated – Les Nuits Lumières. (in summer from July 1 to September 4, 2021, then in winter on the weekends of December and from December 17 to 31, 2021)
But this is not just a matter of floodlighting the buildings – there is a lamplit circuit through the heart of the Old Town “Guided by the blue halo of the lamplights, the visitor threads his way around the luminescent jewel of the Cathedral and through the winding streets, stopping here and there to admire details bathed in a soft glow of light : the elegant carving of a porch, a gargoyle learing from a doorway, or a timber-framed house silhouetted against the night sky.”

Recommended hotel in Central Bourges – Le Christina

For more info see www.bourgestourisme.com

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