A two-day break
Chateauroux Forest became public property during the revolution and epitomises the general theme of this city. The forest is a must-visit when staying in Chateauroux, while the Ecopark of Chenevières is a preserved wetland. To take in the heritage of the area then Château Raoul is well worth the time. The building, constructed in the 15th century, has a splendid gothic sculpted door.
A week-long stay
Based on the city’s history of clothmaking, Berry’s House is a museum located at the entrance of one of the area’s large parks. It has headdresses, costumes and much more ondisplay. There are many churches peppered around the city, including Notre Dame, St Martial and St André, while the Château de Bourges is a mansion from the 18th century, classed as a ‘monument historique’ – signifying its importance to France’s cultural history – and all areas of the stunning grounds are open to the public.
A family holiday
There is lots to keep the family entertained during a stay with Campanile Chateauroux Hotel. There are two cinemas - Cinemovida and Apollo -, while a trio of swimming pools, including the Wave pool of Belle Isle, is great for children. Karting Arthonnais offers some adrenaline for the family with a 350m track. Laleuf leisure, in a natural setting, also offers fun activities such as adventures in the trees and paintballing.