You plan to stay or have a stop in Bourg-en-Bresse? You wish to experience the region? You don’t want to miss the best? Here there are some ideas to make your stay unique!
1 – Tasting the local cuisine and specialities
2 – Visting the royal monastery of Brou, favourite site of French people
Elected ‘favourite site of French people‘ in 2014, the royal monastery of Brou deserves this label: a gothic church with 3 princely tombs, works of religious art, a sculpted rood screen and an art museum are open to visitors.
It is part of the major sites in Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes region!
+++: new rooms opened to the visit in 2018 and offer a very modern exhibition about Marguerite d’Autriche who built this mausoleum. In 20219, a new Renaissance gallery has opened offering a wide and new track in the museum.
3 – Shopping in the old parts of the city
Many little and charming shops will invite you to have a shopping session in the centre of Bourg-en-Bresse: enjoy!
And take advantage of your shopping time to visit: medieval and Renaissance houses, churches and statues of famous local men and women: you will revise French History!
You’ll also be seduced by many parks and gardens where you’ll enjoy take your time !
To know more: download our suggestions of tracks
4 – Spending less and enjoying more: good deals
Free breakfast for children, special fees for sportsmen, discounts for long stays… Just take advantage of our partners top deals to have a nicer stay!
And if you plan to have a stop in Bourg-en-Bresse region on the way to the Mediterranean sea, take advantage of these special offers and book now !
5 – Enjoying the Mediterranean sea in the early Saturday morning
Bourg-en-Bresse is distant only 3 hours from the first sea resorts. Spending a night in a hotel or a B & B in Bourg-en-Bresse region enables you to start enjoying your holidays from the first morning. And the same to go back home !
All our accommodation, not far from A40 motorway exits (number 5 – 6 – 7)
6 – Taking advantage of special offers for groups
Meeting a Bresse chicken farmer and going into the fields with him, sharing a time with a Comté cheese maker and of course tasting it, knowing more about the famous Saracin chimneys thanks to your dedicated guide… Why not programming a stay around Bourg-en-Bresse with a group?
Our + : tailor made programmes, no additionnal fees to book all your stay !
7 – Having stars in your eyes
More than the Light fair in Lyon ! Couleurs d’Amour offers 3 lights & music shows on the main monuments of Bourg-en-Bresse all Summer long. Every Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays up to September 7th, free shows are projected on the royal monastery of Brou, the town hall and the theatre. On this last one, a new creation takes place this Summer, realized by Spectre lab, an international reference.
8 – Having fun with you family
9 – Finding the good photo spot
To catch your eyes, head for the paths of the ridges and viewpoints accessible by routes of various difficulties:
– Rocher du Jarbonnet, with a stunning view of the Gorges de l’Ain
– Roches de Cuiron (accessible by car, trails on the plateau)
– Tête Béguine, from the Arnans plateau, overlooks the superb Chartreuse de Sélignac
– Mount Myon, an iconic site in the heart of the Revermont, where hundreds of paragliders fly every year
– Mount Turgon and its amazing cock on the mast, or the Dent Cross: these two peaks accessible from St Martin du Mont offer you a breathtaking view of the Bugey and the Alps on a clear day
Many other passes and summits are accessible by the GR59 or various pedestrian loops (some are also open for mountain bikes).
10 – Doing… nothing !
Have a look to our suggestions of nature, discovering and fun activities to change your mind