Practical information

Here you'll find all the practical information you need to prepare your visit to the Jacques Coeur Palace.

Opening hours

April 1st to April 30th
Open house: 10am - 12.15pm and 2pm - 5:45pm
Guided tours: 10.30am; 2.30pm; 3.30pm; 4.15pm

May 2nd to June 30th
Open house: 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Guided tours: 10:30 a.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 4:45 p.m.

July 1st to August 31st
Open house: 10am - 12:45pm and 2pm - 6:15pm
Guided tours: 10:15am; 11:15am; 2:30pm; 3:30pm; 4:45pm

September 1st to 30th
Open house: 10am - 12:15pm and 2pm - 5:45pm
Guided tours: 10:30am; 2:30pm; 3:30pm; 4:15pm

October 1st to March 31st
Open house: 9:30am - 12:15pm and 2pm - 5:15pm
Guided tour: 10:30am; 2:30pm; 3:45pm

Please note: last access to monument 45 min before closing time.

Closed on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11th, and December 25th.


Rates 2024

It is recommended to book your tickets on the e-ticketing during the high season and on weekends.

Ticket office

For individuals


Individual rate (self-guided or guided tour)

9 €

Combined ticket for Palais Jacques Cœur and cathedral crypt

14 €

Special rates

7,50 €


  • Under 18s
  • 18-25 years (European Union nationals and regular non-European residents in France)
  • Disabled person and accompanying adult
  • Jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old)
  • Valid Education Pass
  • First Sunday of November to March

    See details of free admission conditions below


Visitors eligible for free admission

PDF (491.77 kB)



Group rate


7,50 €

Combined ticket for cathedral crypt and Jacques Coeur Palace group

12 €
  • From 20 paying adults
  • Any person coming with a tourism professional with no minimum number of participants


Tour tools


Audioguides are available in 4 languages (French, English, German, Spanish).

3 €

Children's game booklet

2 €


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Payment method

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • check
  • Culture check
  • chèques-vacances (ANCV)
  • chèque Lire (only in stores)

Access and transport

Palais Jacques Cœur

10 bis rue Jacques Cœur
18000 Bourges

A10 from Paris, then A71 direction Bourges, exit number 7
Bourges Cathedral is located in the heart of Bourges' historic city center.


The city of Bourges offers a wide range of facilities and services for comfortable cycling.


The train station is within walking distance (1.8 km).

Services and visiting conditions

  • Store
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Strollers not allowed in the palace
  • Photos allowed
  • Large backpacks and wheeled suitcases not allowed. No lockers


Find out more about our services and facilities for disabled visitors.

Consult the dedicated page.

Contact us