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 recently opened to the visit and offer a very modern exhibition about Marguerite d’Autriche who built this mausoleum, and a new Renaissance gallery.
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 ski resorts in the early Saturday morning
Bourg-en-Bresse is distant only 1h30 from the first ski resorts in the Alps. 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 – Breathing in every season
Cycling among the fields where Bresse chicken live, hiking in the easy slopes of the south of Jura mountains, enjoying the views from the Alps to Beaujolais and southern Burgundy… Just relax and enjoy !
8 – Be into… the place to be !
All year long, many events are organized in Bourg-en-Bresse and around, as so many good occasions to discover the region. International jumping, trail, art exhibitions, gastronomic fair and much more…
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