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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 Recommended Recommended

    F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    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 bd 63 boulevard de Brou F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    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 bd 63 boulevard de Brou F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    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

  • Best Western Hôtel de France Three stars Three stars Three stars

    19 Place Bernard F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    Prix Prices from : 81 €

    The Best Western Hôtel de France stands on the main square in Bourg en Bresse, It offers comfortable, soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. Relax in the bar with an aperitif or a liqueur amid a convivial atmosphere, and share an agreea..

  • Citotel Le Logis De Brou

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

    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..

  • Hotel Bressan du XX° Siecle

    5 avenue Maginot F - 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

    This 20th-century hotel is located at the heart of Bourg-en-Bresse in the Rhône-Alpes region. Notre Dame Cathedral is 300 metres away and many theatres and cinemas are within walking distance. Each of the modern guest rooms at Hotel Bressan have a s..

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Restaurants Bourg-en-Bresse

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • La Fleur de Sel Quite comfortable restaurant 

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

    This newcomer is nestled in the historic centre. The young chef, a Bourg-en-Bresse native, is all dynamism and ambition. His flavoursome market cooking blends French tradition (frogs' legs, snails with a parsley cream sauce, chicken in cream sauce) a..

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Chalet de Brou Comfortable restaurant 

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

    An architectural gem opposite Brou church, this family restaurant upholds the local traditional cuisine in a charming old-fashioned setting.

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