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Concerts, theatre, visits… What to do in Cher on Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May?


13 hours : the triumph of Gothic, the 13th century stained glass windows in the cathedral. Visit-conference by Karine Boulanger (CNRS, André-Chastel center).

Place Etienne-Dolet. As part of Cathedral Week.

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19 hours : Les Indes galantes, by Clément Cogitore. The screening of this film is linked to the arrival of the Cappella Mediterranea ensemble, which will play Vespers this Saturday, May 14, by Monteverdi, accompanied, for the occasion, by the chamber choir of Namur, under the direction of Leonardo Garcia. Alarcon.

Cinema of the House of Culture, Agnès-Varda room. €8/€4. Information:;

6:30 p.m.: clandestine balls during the Occupation in Touraine and Berry, lecture by Edith Marois and Xavier Laurent.

Amphitheater of the departmental archives of Cher, rue Jean-Marie-Heurtault-de-Lamerville. FREE ENTRANCE. Information: 02 48 55 82 60

20 hours : Around the World in 80 Days, creation for choir and orchestra arranged by Sandrine Luzignant, with students from the Bourges departmental conservatory. On the program, a spotlight on music from TV series (Hercule Poirot, the adventures of Tintin, Arsène Lupin…) and film music composed by Ennio Morricone, Vladimir Cosma, Hanz Zimmer…

Auditorium of the conservatory, 34, rue Henri-Sellier. Free entry without reservation.

8:30 p.m.: gospel concert. Musical evening proposed by the music school and the Jean and Jeanne de Berry Lions Club with the Scherzo gospel ensemble.

Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame, Place du Général-Leclerc. €8; €4 (from 12 to 14 years old). Information: 02 48 57 27 73

8:30 p.m.: The Little Fadettebased on the novel by George Sand, by adult amateur actors from the Gibjoncs Theater Workshop.

The countryside is more than a landscape: farmers and villagers meet at the rhythm of their seasonal festivals and get to know each other.
The mischievousness of the daughter of “the witch” will confront the superstitions of all those around her…

It is an adventure full of charm and surprises told by George Sand in this novel.

Jacques Coeur Theater. €12; €10; free from 5 to 10 years. Information: Reservations:

9:30 p.m.: torchlight tour of the cathedral district.

Place Etienne-Dolet. Free. As part of Cathedral Week.

21 hours : improv cabaret with Lefetartards. A good dose of improvisation mixed with surprises, touches of madness, zests of humor and pinches of poetry.

The Cabbage Soup, 15, rue Jean-Girard.

Saturday May 14


10 hours : opening of the festive and fun day around the thirtieth anniversary of the classification of the cathedral as a UNESCO heritage site.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., visit; from 2 to 6 p.m., game stands and presentation of the Lego cathedral; from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., human fresco reproduction of the World Heritage logo.

The day will continue with the Night of the Cathedral (ringing of bells at 6 p.m., then, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., visits and choral performances, I will see the sky open at 8 p.m., organ concert at 9:30 p.m.) and by the Night of the museums at the Estève museum and at the Lallemant hotel.


For the 30th anniversary of the UNESCO classification of the cathedral and its City of Art and History label, Bourges will celebrate its heritage

2 to 7 p.m.: festive afternoon Ecology – games, quizzes, workshops, demonstrations…

Garden of the Archdiocese. Free.

20 hours : Vespersby Claudio Montverdi, by the Cappella Mediterranea ensemble accompanied, for the occasion, by the Namur chamber choir, under the direction of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon.

House of Culture, Gabriel-Monnet room. €50/€30; €35/€20 (with card). Reservations: 02 48 67 74 70 (Tuesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continuously on performance evenings);

Games, quizzes, workshops, demonstrations… In the agglomeration of Bourges, a festival for everyday ecology

8:30 p.m.: African evening. Show of traditional dances and percussion.

Banquet hall of La Chancellerie, rue Louise-Michel. €7; free for children under 12.


17 hours : lecture on Doctor Pierre-Augustin Muraour, by Martine Mallein-Leguédois. Doctor Pierre-Augustin Muraour (1787-1867); buried in Henrichemont, was one of Napoleon’s doctors on the ship l’Inconstant on his return to France on February 25, 1815. The Emperor then secretly left the Island of Elba where he had been placed under house arrest to realize his fantastic ride from Golfe Juan to Paris.

Town hall. €5.


11 a.m. (18 months to 3 years old) and 11:30 a.m. (3 to 5 years old): the planetarium for toddlers, an early learning show hosted by Improcontée.

Star pole. €6, reservation essential. information: 02 48 51 18 16.


20 hours : election of Miss Excellence France. Evening presented by Philippe Risoli, in the presence of Christiane Lillio, President of the Miss Excellence France Committee and Larissa Salime Be, Miss Excellence 2021. Twenty-two candidates in the running.

Pyramid of crafts. €80 without dinner cocktail and €110 (with dinner cocktail). Information: 02 48 82 11 33

8:30 p.m.: the vertigo of the giraffes, by the collective Le Poulpe. Text, direction and music Jules Jacquet; game Delphine Meilland; lights Paul Berthomé; sets Paul Berthomé and Alexandre Hulak. From 10 years old.

It is the portrait of a young woman in her everyday life of solitude. In touch with his own thoughts, constantly in search of ideals. Tirelessly traversed by compulsive daydreams, caught up in a dizzying whirlwind of digressions and projections, she tells (to herself) the life she would like to lead, her hopes, her anxieties, her disillusions. Will reality ever live up to the fantasy?

Carrosserie Mesnier Theater. €12; €9; 4€. Information and reservations: 02 48 96 48 36;

Also to be seen on Friday May 27, at 8:30 p.m., at Le Luisant, in Germigny-l’Exempt.


20 hours : concert by Cécile Devautour organized by the Domaine Jérôme Godon.

The Fouchards. Free entry. Information: 02 48 79 33 30

Saint Doulchard

8:30 p.m.: the Commune and the Communards of Cher by Jean-Pierre Gilbert, author of the eponymous book.

Leisure center.

Sunday May 15


9 hours : walk in the marshes organized by France Alzheimer. two courses of 3 and 6 km will be offered. Presentation meetings of the association; Moni syrups + goodies (advertising items).

Departure from the Voiselle mill. €2; free for children under 10. Registration:; or on site.

10:50 a.m.: Lupin dans la ville, a family puzzle game lasting an average of two hours, which pits the gentleman burglar against the mage Cagliostro.

Jardin des Prés-Fichaux, departures every ten minutes. Reservations on billetweb

2:30 p.m.: Urban sketching / urban sketches. Meeting with the artist Rabbit to discuss, exchange, draw.

South portal of the cathedral. Free and without reservation.

15 hours : Old and New Testament thematic visit to the cathedral.

Place Etienne-Dolet. Free. As part of Cathedral Week.

5:30 p.m.: Flight of the Ravensby young actors from the Gibjoncs theater workshop.

By following the flight of birds from the shores of the Baltic Sea to the historic city of Krakow, the Polish people find themselves during a poetic celebration and a surge of solidarity… Going to discover the Slavic legends of Poland, sharing the solidarity of a people who defend their own freedom, let themselves be lulled by the melodies of a great Polish musician hosted in Berry in Nohant…

Jacques Coeur Theater. €12; €10; free from 5 to 10 years. Information: Reservations:


10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: spring market organized by the festival committee in Mehun. Local, artisanal and gourmet products; entertainment is provided for children

Place du General-Leclerc. Bar and restaurant on site.

16 hours : the Voca’Song choir of Mehun invites the choir A travers Chants de Bourges, for a concert of choirs.

Collegiate Notre Dame. Free admission.

Menetou Couture

2:30 p.m.: Solemn Vespers of a ConfessorKV339W, by Mozart, by the great choirs of Bourges, under the direction of Viviane Durand.

In the morning, interparish mass at 11 a.m., led by the Schola Saint-Etienne de BNourges directed by Jean-Denis Caridroit and the local choirs, followed by a free picnic on the site (tables and chairs will be made available in the refectory, in the courtyard of the lay brothers and in the garden).

Abbey of Fontmorigny. Free entry and participation. Information:

Photo archives Pietrick Delobelle


10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: organic farm day, Bioberry spring market (local organic producers and artisans). Lunch cooked by Eloïse Monziès with products from producers. At 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., visit to the farm Au jardin gourmand d’Antoinette in the company of Virginie Roger (discovery of the garden, saffron and the jam and chutney workshop with tasting); at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., visit of the Ouche Nanon distillery with Thomas Mousseau; from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., musical sets with Zunset duo; at 6:30 p.m., draw of the winners of the raffle.

Market place. FREE ENTRANCE.


3:30 p.m.: musical encounter organized by the Pigny choir, with the participation of the Omega flute ensemble and the Vicus aurus choir.

Party hall. €6; free for children under 12.

St. Satur

3:30 p.m.: chime of Douai bells. The master carillonneur Stefano Colletti, holder of the carillon of the city of Douai since 1998, will play on the traveling carillon of Douai, which has 53 bells. Programming off of the Boucard festival.

Viaduct (bring your seat). No reservations, but hats will be circulating. refreshment bar. The concert will be maintained even in case of rain.

Sainte Solange

9 hours : 17th Solangeoise round of the friendly Citroberry. Surprise ride in the afternoon and return around 6 p.m. for the announcement of the final classification and the distribution of rewards.

Parking space Henri-Mitterrand.


10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Hanging gardens, walk to discover the courtyards and gardens of the medieval city organized by Sancerre Village Association. Residents will open their gardens to visitors and welcome plant artisans and artists who will come and share their passion with the public.

Downtown. Free access.


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