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Bourg-en-Bresse
Centre Albert Camus,
6 ave Alsace Lorraine Bour-en-Bresse
01000

Tel:+33 (0)4 74 22 49 40
Fax:+33 (0)4 74 23 06 28

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Bourg-en-Bresse is known for its Poulet de Bresse a dish of appellation controlée chicken covered in a creamy sauce with wild morels.  Poultry-raising is the what the town thrives on with the surrounding flat countryside largely given over to agricultural farming. 

Bourg is also known for the abbey church of Brou approximately 1km from the town and one of the most visited tourist attractions in France.  It is the Gothic creation of Margaret of Austria and was built between 1505 and 1536 after her husband, Philbert Duke of Savoy, died in 1504.  Of noteworthy praise are the marble Carrara tombs and intricately carved choir stalls.   

Bourg-en-Bresse comes alive on Wednesday for market day in Place Carriat (also a livestock market here every third Wednesday).  From Place Carriat head to Rue des Bons Enfants where you'll find some beautifully restored 15-16th-century half-timbered houses and Renaissance buildings.    

For a change of scenery, head out to the Parc de Loisirs de Bouvent which comprises a rich forest and lakes ideal for sailing, golf, fishing, cycling or simply relaxing.

What to See - Bourg-en-Bresse Attractions

Brou abbey church
63 bd. De Brou,
with magnificent royal tombs and flamboyant Gothic architecture
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 74 22 83 83

Eglise Notre-Dame
off Place Carriat, 01000
built in 1505 this church boasts some ornately carved 16th-century stalls

Ferme-Musee de la Foret
St-Trivier-de-Courtes (24kms N of Bourg), 01000
an insight into farm-life in 17th-century Ain
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Sep:daily; Apr-Jun & Oct: w/e & pub hols | Tel: +33 (0)4 74 30 71 89