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Bourg, a large market town in the fertile Bresse region, is famous for its poultry, as well as being a centre for furniture made from the wood of fruit trees. This and other industrial activities have endowed Bourg with the image of a lively and dynamic city. Bourg owes its architectural renown to the superb monastery commissioned by Marguerite of Austria to a master Flemish stonemason, Van Boghem.

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Tourist attractions Bourg-en-Bresse : Things to see and do

  • The Bresse, which lies to the south of Burgundy, is a captivating land renowned for its traditions and gastronomy. This is bocage country, with many waterways running across the area. The landscape is easily recognisable by its meadows populated by w..

  • Brou Church Recommended Recommended

    63 boulevard de Brou

    The church was finished in 1532 in a late Gothic style that is generally exuberant. In the elegant nave, the stone rood screen is decorated with foliage and Cordeliers. The tombs of Marguerite de Bourbon, Philibert le Beau and Marguerite d'Autriche, ..

  • Musée de Brou Interesting

    63 boulevard de Brou

    Located next to the church, the Brou Museum is housed in the royal monastery of the same name, which is unique in France as it has three cloisters with different floors. The collection here includes paintings (note the portrait of Margaret of Austria..

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Hotels Bourg-en-Bresse

  • Citotel Le Logis De Brou Two stars Two stars

    132 Boulevard De Brou F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    Prix Prices from : 90 €

    Situated in Bourg-en-Bresse, Citotel Le Logis De Brou is only a 10-minute walk from the old town and a 5-minute walk from the Royal de Brou Monastery. Up to 7 restaurants can be found in the surrounding area and the property offers a terrace overlook..

  • Hôtel Le Griffon d'Or

    10 rue du 4 septembre F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    Offering a wellness centre with a hot tub and a sauna, this hotel is located in the centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, a 7-minute drive from the train station. It is set in a building from 1701 and features a terrace. Each air-conditioned room offers a free..

  • Qualys-Hotel Terminus Three stars Three stars Three stars

    19, avenue Alphonse Baudin F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    Prix Prices from : 87 €

    Qualys-Hotel Terminus is set within a 5000m2 garden, a 10 minute walk from the centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, opposite the train station. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access. Guest rooms include a private bathroom, heating and flat-screen TV. They als..

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Restaurants Bourg-en-Bresse

  • Ô Beurre Noisette Quite comfortable restaurant 

    16 rue de la République F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    A young couple (he is in the kitchen and she is in the dining room) has converted this former butcher's in the city centre into a restaurant serving up-to-date recipes such as fillet of guinea fowl in honey sauce. The chef's desserts are to die for. ..

  • Mets et Vins Comfortable restaurant 

    11 rue de la République F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    This restaurant stands out from the crowd of neighbouring establishments because of its new, trendy decor and the skill of the chef. He uses traditional, locally sourced ingredients (homemade ice cream and bread etc).

  • L'Auberge Bressane Very comfortable restaurant 

    166 boulevard de Brou F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    A firm favourite: justice is done to regional specialities (Bresse chicken, frogs' legs, crayfish) and the wine menu is packed with vintage bottles. Terrace with a view onto the Eglise de Brou.

  • Place Bernard Comfortable restaurant 

    19 place Bernard F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    A 1900s house under the direction of Michelin-starred chef Georges Blanc. The interior has an upmarket brasserie style with bright colours, red banquettes, antique furniture and an old-fashioned veranda. Regional specialities dominate the menu.

  • Le Français Comfortable restaurant 

    7 avenue Alsace-Lorraine F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    Since 1932, the same family has been welcoming diners to this local institution with a Belle Epoque decor. The culinary register is brasserie style with touches of local flair. Oyster bar.

  • La Fleur de Sel Comfortable restaurant 

    4 rue de la république F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    This restaurant is well known in Bourg-en-Bresse for its market fresh produce and strong Mediterranean focus. It is under the enthusiastic management of Jean-Alexandre Buisset, an ambitious young chef. Try dishes like Miéral guinea fowl and mascarpon..

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