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Bresse Museum and Domaine des Planons Farm

Address

987 chemin des Seiglières
01380 Saint-Cyr-sur-Menthon

Website

Opening periods

Open from 1st March to 15th November between 10am and 6pm.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Exhibitions close at 5.45pm.

About

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For families with children:
- Birthday parties available;
- Free, fun and informative booklets for the children, from picture books to reading books, so you can make the most of the museum as a family;
- Giant games, such as traditional Bresse skittle games, Game of the Goose, and many others, as well as a pond-themed discovery area.

Gift and book shop.
Planons café.
2 picnic areas – one covered area, one under the estate’s oak trees.
Wheelchairs available to borrow from reception.
Conference room available to rent for business events.

A museum pass is available for purchase, entitling the holder to unlimited access to the museum and exhibitions
Entry free of charge on the first Sunday of every month.

The Bresse Museum and Domaine des Planons Farm is one of Ain’s major cultural attractions, located on the border of Beaujolais, a short drive from Lyon and Geneva, at the heart of Bresse. Spread across over 3,000 m2 of exhibition space, the museum and farm provide an insight into this gastronomic region, from the 15th century to today.

The contemporary setting of the museum showcases the Bresse way of life and traditional dress, a fantastic Saracen hooded chimney, Bresse enamelling and precious jewellery thanks to the region’s unique expertise, not forgetting the rich, Michelin-starred gastronomy of this food-loving region – Bresse chicken is the most famous example of this, and can be found on the menu at the finest dining establishments across France and abroad.

Planons Farm is a highlight of the visit, a remarkable token of Bresse architecture and a Historic Monument since 1938, characterised by its spacious courtyard, huge outbuildings, arched tunnels and Saracen chimney. The farm’s interior has been authentically reconstructed to transport the visitor back to 1784, into the life of a farming family.

Across the 20-hectare estate, the famous blue-footed Bresse chickens reign supreme on the pastureland, while the giant games and picnic area under 100-year old oak trees invite you to stay a little longer. Finally, a stop off at Café des Planons and the gift shop will nicely round off your trip.

The museum organises a busy programme of cultural events for all ages, including creative workshops, themed apéritifs, temporary exhibitions, guided tours, concerts, cooking competitions, and much more. The museum has been awarded the Musée de France (Museum of France) and Tourisme & Handicap (Tourism and Disability) labels, guaranteeing the quality of its facilities and making it an unmissable stop on your trip.

Services & Confort

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Equipment loan
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours

Facilities

  • Play area
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Entertainments room
  • Film room
  • Meeting room
  • Coach parking

Prices

Groups of adults: between 3€ and 5€ (according to group size).
Groups of children: between 1.50€ and 4€ (according to group size).
Adults: 3€ to 4€.
Free entry for under 26s, coach drivers, disabled people and the person accompanying them.
Free entry for job seekers, upon presentation of supporting document; individual visit only (without a guide).
Reduced ticket price upon presentation of ID for students, apprentices, senior citizens aged 65 or over and teachers: 3€.
Disabled: Free upon presentation supporting document; individual visit only (without a guide).
Free for employees in the tourism sector upon presentation of proof.

Group rate available for groups of more than 10 people.
Bank Transfer accepted for groups only.

Free entry to the museum on the first Sunday of every month.
The Museum Pass entitles holders to unlimited access for the whole season to the 5 museums of the department of Ain (excluding events).

Moyens de paiement

Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques Vacances, Cash, Credit transfer, Carte M'ra

Languages spoken

English, French

Facilities for disabled

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Vertical signage of parking spaces
  • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building partially accessible
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Personnel d’accueil sensibilisé à l’accueil des personnes en situation de handicap

Distinctions

  • Circuits de France_POI
  • Indoor
  • Bad weather alternative
  • Open air

OpinionsTrip Advisor

Maison d'habitation des Planons, bâtiment classé Monument historiqueEntrée du muséeExposition permanente : costumesIntérieur de la maison d'habitationAire de pique-nique sous les chênes centenairesElevage de volailles de Bresse sur le DomaineJeune publicJeune publicFour à pain de la fermeIntérieur de la maison d'habitationIntérieur de la maison d'habitation : la chambre des jeunes filles