Bourges, a medieval town of history and art, brims with medieval and renaissance architecture, ancient ramparts, pretty parks and gardens, a UNESCO-listed cathedral and a beautiful photogenic dusk, which should be certainly be seen. With its wonderful stone-paved streets to saunter through, be sure to time your visit with one of the three excellent markets that take place in the confines of this historic town on a Thursday, Saturday and Sunday morning. And, if youíre going to visit just one of the many parks, try Pres Fichaux gardens with its picturesque water features and statues. The critically-acclaimed gothic Saint-Etienne cathedral, which you canít miss, from its domineering hilltop position, is perfect for exploring. Hailed as one of the greatest cathedrals in France, this is a definite must-see, For a musical flavour, try the Les Printemps de Bourges, an annual music festival.