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Les Nuits Lumiere

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Address: Rue de Hemerettes, 18000 Bourges, France
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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An enjoyable evening stroll in a historic city.

Its worth your time and I can guarantee you wont be disappointed. Fabulous medieval buildings, beautifully lit. A great atmosphere, I will do it again next summer.

Reviewed January 28, 2017
Vatan, France
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Vatan, France
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Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Its worth your time and I can guarantee you wont be disappointed. Fabulous medieval buildings, beautifully lit. A great atmosphere, I will do it again next summer.

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Bourges, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Active during the Summer period ,what is essentially slide shows with music attracts many visitors during the evenings.Cheerful and atmospheric , it is a pleasant way to discover the history of this historic town. However, it's days are numbered. Deterioration of the slides, and the Town Hall having sold the writes to a third party suggests the short term vision... More 

Thank AngloIrishinFrance
College Station, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Enjoyed walking to the sites of history and having them lighted up with music. Loved it! Just follow the blue lighted path to find all of the locations.

Thank ARB1615
western ny state
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Not knowing what to expect, happened upon first venue returning from restaurant. Then sought out the other places. Very impressive and kudos to whoever came up with the idea. Don't want to spoil this hidden surprise. It's free so take advantage of it when visiting this charming old town.

Thank suzieq77
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Definitely worthwhile to experience this attraction when staying over in Bourges. Interesting from an aesthetic and historical perspective. It takes about 1.5 hours to complete. And it's free.

Thank Michael J
Orinda CA
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

Starting at 10:00 PM during the summer the old town is lit with blue lanterns that you follow to see films and other historical renditions in the local buildings. This is a free activity and takes between 60 and 90 minutes depending on how much time you want to spend at each attraction.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

I have been in Bourges the past few days visiting a friend. He and I had dinner last night and walked through the town visiting the different spots of the 'Nuits Lumiere.' The slides are beautiful and inspiring, pairing with the Renaissance music (mostly choral) wonderfully. I highly recommend this magical and free event. PLEASE promise me you will be... More 

Thank ELBSeattle
Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2016

Why do our cities take advantage of this technology as it brings life to inner cities and keeps them lively. So nice to just wander before turning in.

Thank christopher_nell
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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have this mentioned to us during a trip to the Tourism Office. We took the tour alone, following the map, and it was very interesting and delightful. Pay attention that nothing is translated. Therefore, if you don't know French, it may loose some interest.

Thank Hugo C
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

My husband and I planned to include Bourges in our 12 day visit to France specifically to see the Les Nuit Lumiere. We read the website that said it began in May and was on Friday and Saturday nights. We waited until dusk and made our way to old town to view the lighted buildings. Guess what? No illuminated buildings.... More 

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