Living in Berry
Geographic and historic center of France, cities of art and history, artists' village, unusual or the most beautiful detours in France, Berry is full of towns and villages of unmissable charm.
As you travel the region, display Berrichonne history and cultures.
A region steeped in history
Follow in the footsteps of the kings of France (Charles VII, Louis XI), passing by those left by Jacques Coeur, Grand Argentier of the kingdom of France. Visit remarkable buildings such as the Jacques-Coeur Palace, the Saint-Etienne Cathedral in Bourges...
A region of traditions
Discover the traditions of the Berry region and find them in the writings of famous authors such as Georges Sand (La mare au diable, la petite Fadette), Alain Fournier (le Grand Meaulnes), Maurice Genevoix (Raboliot).
A region of storytellers and actors
Le Berry is the cradle of men of letters (like Jean-Christophe Rufin), but also of no less famous storytellers: Jean Louis Boncoeur, Patrick Raynal ...
A region of shows and festivals
Our folk groups perpetuate our Berry culture and identity.
As for the Printemps de Bourges rooted in modernity, it thrills Berry. Each year the festival invites big names from the music scene (Rock, Hip Hop, Electro, ...) but also offers a space reserved for young talents.
A region in the heart of nature
It is a hunting and hiking area. Come and discover our varied landscapes during hikes or mountain biking.
A wine region
We invite you to discover the Menetou-Salon which covers the municipalities of Aubinges, Humbligny, Menetou-Salon, Morogues, Parassy, Pigny, Quantilly, Saint-Céols, Soulangis and Vignoux-sous-les-Aix where we are located. You can taste the white wines (Sauvignon grape) or red and rosé wines (Pinot Noir grape) from local producers.
Travel the Berry through atypical and historic towns and villages.
Capital of Berry
With a rich and gourmet heritage, the city of Bourges in the Cher (18), offers you visits such as the St Etienne Cathedral, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jacques Coeur Palace, civil architecture from the 15th century unique in France. , museums full of stories, a historic center with half-timbered houses.
In terms of nature, the Bourges marshes, 150 hectares of greenery in the heart of the city.
Gargilesse - Dampierre, the village of George Sand
Classified as the most beautiful village in France, this small village located in the Creuse valley (23), was the inspiration of the greatest painters like George Sand. You can also visit his house there as well as discover various exhibitions of paintings.
Apremont sur Allier, a journey through time
Dominated by its castle, the town of Appremont in Allier (03) invites you to discover its timeless architecture! House with turrets, half-timbered, dense flowering and a remarkable garden.
White, and its crossing river
On the upper town side, visit the house of the friends of Le Blanc and the Naillac castle or take advantage of the outdoor base by the river to practice canoeing, speleology, mountain biking, four cross, tree climbing, etc.
On the lower town side, explore the city center and its viaduct.
Sancerre, the perched city
Classified as one of the most beautiful detours in France, the city of Sancerre in the Cher (18) offers you a magnificent landscape. Perched at an altitude of 300m, you can contemplate its vineyard hills as well as the Loire Valley.
On the vineyard side, do not leave without tasting one of the wines with an international reputation.
Ask your little Noue guesthouse near Sancerre (18) for advice on visiting a wine estate with wine tasting.
Argenton sur Creuse, the Venice of Berry
An atypical village in Indre (36) with waterfront houses which have the distinction of having wooden galleries directly up on the river.
And for history, do not miss the site and the archaeological museum Argentomagus.
La Borne, capital of ceramics
Located in the town of Henriemont in Cher (18), La Borne has been known for its pottery since the 12th century.
A village in the middle of a forest where even the sidewalks are paved with terracotta.
Discover a Cluniac heritage, visit the lapidary museum and climb to the bell tower overlooking the city.
Déols in Indre (36), a stopover town on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostelle.
Aubigny-sur-Nère, the Scottish city of Berry
Do not pass near Aubigny-sur-Nère in the Cher (18) without discovering its heritage and its Franco-Scottish festivals, festivals carried out following a sealed pact between the kingdoms of France and Scotland during the war of 100 years.
Reuilly, an AOC vineyard
Red, white, gray, a vineyard which owes its name to this village of Champagne from Berry.
Come and taste an AOC wine while enjoying the scenery, the Romanesque church of Saint Denis and the museum dedicated to the vineyard, all accompanied by Berry folk art.
Discovery of Berry specialties
You can't visit a region without tasting some of its gastronomic specialties! Meet in the heart of Berry to discover a cuisine filled with traditions:
- Berrichon pâté
- Potato Dough
- Potato pancake
- Donkey eggs
- Berrichonne hotpot
- Beugnons, Sanciaux, Poirat
The Petite Noue guesthouses near Bourges (18) will be happy to provide you with the best addresses in the Center region.