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

Bresse chicken, cream and butter, quenelles, cheese, cream pie… What about taking advantage of a stop in Bourg-en-Bresse region to taste local gastronomy?
Restaurants and producers welcome you.

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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 last Summer and offer a very modern exhibition about Marguerite d’Autriche who built this mausoleum

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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 !

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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 !

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5 – Enjoying the French Alps in the early Saturday morning

Bourg-en-Bresse is distant only 1:30 hour from the first Alps ski 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 !

Have a look to our special offers for groups

7 – Discovering local crafts

Whatever if it’s not for Christmas nor Valentine’s Day: why wouldn’t you have a glimpse, and maybe buy, a typical jewel. Handcraft, each enamelled jewel is a unique piece!
What’s more, a free film is to be watched in the shop right in the center of Bourg-en-Bresse

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8 – Having fun with you family

Visiting a museum, hiking, sharing fun moments playing… A wide range of activities enable you to spend good time with your children. Just take you time together !

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9 – Being surprised


Do you know why local farms have “saracen” chimneys? That the apothecary shop of Bourg-en-Bresse is one of the largest in France? That the main club to dance all night long is located here? 

Be surprised and discover Bourg-en-Bresse Destinations

10 – Attending shows

Concerts, dance, theatre, performances… All kind of show are planned each month in a variety of places in and around Bourg-en-Bresse. Many international singers are programmed in 2019, both indoor and in outdoor festivals. Want to have fun?

Have a look to the agenda