Châteauroux: a medieval town

From the l’Élysée Hôtel, set out to explore the different aspects of the city of Châteauroux and the warm welcome its inhabitants reserve for you.

Parks, gardens or monuments, the town has a rich and extensive heritage. To better understand the origins of Châteauroux, fall for the charms of its heritage which combines medieval and contemporary periods through which the green waters of the Indre flow.

Events in Berry

The main town of the Indre region, Châteauroux is also the dynamic capital of the southern part of Berry. In this natural region, discover the Creuse Valley and the regions of Brenne and Champagne Berrichonne.

Enjoy the activities and events organised throughout the year. Here is a brief summary of some of the key dates not to be missed:

In Châteauroux:

  • Training - DARC Festival: dance classes and concerts in August.
  • Lisztomanias Festival: international event around Franz Liszt in October.
  • Festival de la Voix: in May, an essential event for choir music enthusiasts.

In the surrounding area:

  • Nohant Festival Chopin: this classical music festival is held every summer in June and July. 
  • Les Traversées: in Noirlac, four Saturdays of concerts and musical events, as well as workshops for children, an encounter with performers and the chance to dine in the abbey's beautiful park.
  • Les Nuits "Lumière" de Bourges: this astonishing performance route invites you to discover the most beautiful monuments in the city of Bourges. The buildings are lit up at the end of the day. To be discovered every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at nightfall in May, June and September and every evening in July and August.
  • Le Printemps de Bourges: in April, this music festival brings together famous performers and up and coming artists.

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Sites to discover in Indre

To get the very most out of your stay, here are some ideas for visits to be enjoyed in Indre:

Historical accounts:

  • The Castle of Valençay
  • The Domaine de Georges Sand

Sites of character:

  • Gargilesse, an artists' village of character
  • Saint-Valentin, the village of lovers

The great outdoors:

  • The Brenne Nature Park
  • The Bas-Berry tourist train