Les Bonnets Rouges

Bourges, Cher
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 48 65 79 92

Light on luxury but heaped with character, a medieval coaching inn with marble fireplaces, twisting staircases and a charming host


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Cross the garden courtyard to the ancient, peaceful coaching inn where Stendhal once laid his head. Beyond the breakfast room, where 15th-century timbers, wraparound oak panels and stone alcoves dance in mixed-up glory for breakfast amid Turkish rugs, is the staircase up. Three bedrooms, wonderfully quaint and nicely tatty, have antique beds (one a four-poster), new mattresses, hanging rails, perhaps a roll top bath. Up steeper, narrower stairs, a pretty attic double has festoons of beams and the loo behind a curtain. Your charming host, Olivier, lives just across the courtyard. Sleep among angels beneath Bourges’ unsurpassed cathedral.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from €76
Singles €67-€85. Extra bed/sofabed available €22 per person per night.
2 Doubles
From €76
2 Suites for 4
From €132



a delightful place bang in the middle of town separate from the owners. We had a key to the guest accommodation and could come and go. Owner helpful about good places to eat, a small courtyard to sit in and off road parking for the car. we hope to return

Pauline, London

Beautiful accomodation and location,location,location - Olivier (the host)was patient and kind and very accommodating. Lots of eateries and sights within a minute of walking!

Georgie, Newman

Exactly what it says on the tin. Delightful, characterful chamber d'hôte. Could have stayed forever.


"Light on luxury but heaped with character" sums up this Chambre d'Hote very well. We stayed one night in transit between Languedoc and Calais. Loved the location, the house and Bourges as a town. Olivier is really helpful. We had an extra good experience and not just a stopover, and will return.


What a great place to stay in Bourges! Our room at the top was delightfuly quirky - we stepped over beams to get to the loo - and had a view to the cathedral from the dormer. Olivier is a charming host and offered a cordial presence at all times. The location is super and the 500 year-old building is the best place to stay and enjoy Bourges.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Olivier Llopis

  • Stendhal, a famous french writer of the 19th century, went to Les Bonnets Rouges. I'll tell you his strange story when you come, with a glass of good wine. Remember me when you arrive.
  • When the summer arrives, you can have your breakfast outside. If you like running, come with me and we'll discover the city together. At night, you could follow the blue light, a light show - listen to music medieval and see video on the walls
  • We live 400 meters from the majestic cathedral that doesn't ring through the night. From the room "le grenier", your dream can become a little reality...
  • The street near Les Bonnets Rouges is called rue Bourbonnoux. Ask me for advice, and I'll help you to find the good restaurants (gastronomic, quick, cheap, charming). You also have sellers of old books. Very curious
  • You could visit the Marshlands, full of rivers and canals 800 metres from Les Bonnets Rouges. They offer a breath of fresh air and a great place to stroll.
  • From June to September, Bourges swings to the nightly rhythm of free concert. Held each evening in a different place, the gardens, squares and courtyards of prestigious monuments host a wide variety of entertainment (classic, jazz, baroque...)