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The beautiful medieval town of Bourges is situated on the Yvre River in central France. It is the capital of the Cher department and attracts visitors with its long tradition of history and art. From the UK, take the Eurostar from London Waterloo Station to Paris, and then catch a connecting train to the Bourges Rail Station.
The Bourges Rail Station is a five-minute drive from the centre of town. It is not on the high-speed TGV line but is served by the slower Corail and TER trains. Approximately 15 daily trains connect Bourges with Paris Austerlitz Station via Orlans; the journey taking one hour and 45 minutes. Other rail lines link the town with Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges and Tours.
Inside the station, you will find amenities for passengers such as cash dispensers, lavatories, telephones, newsagents and refreshment stands. Car hire facilities are also available at the Bourges Rail Station, and you can easily book a rental car online in advance.
Bourge's main attraction is the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Etienne that dates from the end of the 12th century and has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Other significant highlights are the Palace of Jacques Cur as well as a 65 hectare district of timber houses and majestic homes. Bourges also boasts an impressive festival programme that features the popular Printemps de Bourges music event during the French Easter holidays.
A rental car is the easiest way to see the sights of Bourges and the surrounding region. For the best rate, book with us online and pick up your hire car at the Bourges Rail Station when you arrive.