Our suggestions for a stay
Gastronomy with the famous Bresse chicken, culture visiting the royal monastery of Brou, relax or sports: you are free to choose!
One day trip
9 am: a coffee on a café terrace in the old town, with a piece of Bressane pie. Peace and
pleasure to get the day off to a good start !
10 am: stroll around town, free visitors’ guide from the Tourist Office in hand, to get to know the city with Jérôme Lalande and Edgar Quinet, and learn more about the half-timbered houses, Renaissance façades and fountains encountered along the way. Enjoy a shopping break in the boutiques of the city centre.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, pay a visit to the market, full of colours and flavours.
12:30 pm: tasting Bresse chicken in cream is a must ! In the city centre, near the royal monastery of Brou or in a country restaurant: there’s something for everyone.
2:30 pm: on Saturday, pay a visit to the nearby apothecary or on Wednesday, discover the machine operation museum (musée de la mécanographie).
In summer, head to Bouvent leisure park and the Seillon forest to enjoy the cool greenery. In winter, be pampered at the Carré bien être, a well-being centre at the Carré d’eau water sports centre in Bourg-en-Bresse.
4 pm: not to be missed: a visit to the royal monastery of Brou, the city’s iconic monument
7 pm: Comté cheese, crispy gaudélice biscuits, Bugey wine…
Enjoy a local aperitif before sampling a lovely quenelle in Nantua sauce, or some frogs’ legs.
Staying for the week-end?
Let’s add some fresh air, nice views and easy hikes in Revermont mountains or water activities, hiking… and even wine tastings in Ain river valley!
We suggest you to follow the Bresse Route for its nice landscapes and typical farms, before visiting the birds’ park, medieval cities (Pérouges, Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne), natural spots (Pont-de-Vaux), major cultural sites
(Ambronay abbey, Trévoux, Ars-sur-Formans).
Just enjoy your stay!
From the royal monastery of Brou to the centre of town, via the Bresse museum, heritage is child’s play for a family weekend.
Open-air sports, wakeboard baptism and a night under the stars: try a “gentle” adventure and be a daredevil !
Les Glorieuses, an exhibition and competition of Bresse PDO poultry just before the winter holidays, promises a tasty and convivial break. All year round producers, small boutiques and restaurants invite you to taste our local products.