Amateurs of art and history will have plenty to choose from in Châteauroux. A stone's throw from the hotel, see a piece of dance, a play, a concert or a film in the stunning auditorium of the Équinoxe. This state theatre is worth a visit, even if you're not going to see a show there - take a moment to admire its impressive metal and glass architecture. Continue your cultural journey through the town's many museums. At museum-hotel Bertrand, stop for a moment to take in the cabinet of curiosities, the Egyptology cabinet, the Empire collections, but also Flemish and Dutch paintings. In one of the most beautiful private residences in Châteauroux, which belonged to general Bertrand, a close aid of Napoleon I, the museum also includes a delightful collection of Gallo-Roman and medieval works.
At Maison du Berry, discover elements of traditional Berry arts and crafts with a collection of head dresses, costumes, and tools, but also paintings by Crozant school artists. After this visit, why not take a turn in the nearby Balsan park, or continue on your journey of discovery with the Compagnonnage museum, which has fifty works produced by this vocational school on display. Twenty kilometres from Châteauroux, the museum of leather and parchment presents another craft: turning animal hides into parchment or leather. Located in Levroux, it displays old tools and machines from an industry which was once the main activity of this little town.