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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

Former Head of Canton, Montrevel-en-Bresse is a town of Ain, in the Rhône-Alpes. The city lies in the valley Reyssouze about twenty kilometers from Macon and fifteen kilometers from Bourg-en-Bresse.

The city still has a typical architecture of the region, with beautiful renovated buildings and monuments as historical building. In the countryside, Montrevel-en-Bresse charm with its calm and serenity it gives off. Ideal to host a family vacation, the city is perfectly situated for exploring the rest of the region and its tourist attractions.

Also appealing to gourmet level, the city of Montrevel-en-Bresse is known for its link with chicken wishbones. This particular preparation, frogs called the poor, delights the taste buds of all visitors.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.3374070 (N 46° 20’ 15”)
Longitude5.1305280 (E 5° 7’ 50”)
AltitudeFrom 192m to 220m
Surface area10.27 km²
Population2487 inhabitants
Density242 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (10.7 mi, 22 min)
Insee code01266
IntercommunalityCA du Bassin de Bourg-en-Bresse
TerritoryAlps, Jura mountains

Nearest cities & towns

Malafretaz1.9 mi (5 min)
Jayat2.4 mi (5 min)
Étrez2.7 mi (5 min)
Marsonnas3.2 mi (7 min)
Cras-sur-Reyssouze3.7 mi (7 min)
Foissiat3.9 mi (8 min)
Attignat3.9 mi (8 min)
Saint-Julien-sur-Reyssouze4.8 mi (7 min)
Saint-Didier-d'Aussiat4.8 mi (10 min)
Saint-Martin-le-Châtel5 mi (12 min)
Saint-Sulpice5.3 mi (10 min)
Béréziat5.5 mi (12 min)
Curtafond5.8 mi (15 min)
Lescheroux6.1 mi (11 min)
Marboz6.5 mi (11 min)

Things to see and do

If the city of Montrevel-en-Bresse is quite small, it does not have one unless some beautiful monuments testifying to the rich history of the site.

Registered with the additional inventory of historic monuments, the manor of the House is a beautiful two-storey building and timber frame. Built around the late fifteenth century, it is one of the last examples of such land and buildings of typical local wood. Farms with Saracen chimney, this is the most original habitat of the Bresse region.

Classified as an historic monument, the farm of Sougey is one of the oldest farms Saracen chimney Bresse. It consists of four buildings still in good condition, a main building, two farm buildings, an oven, a barn, a stable and a pigsty. Located in the heart of the grove, the farm covers no less than 35 hectares and can admire more than 200 hundred years old oaks. It is open all year to visitors, allowing to learn a little more about the peasant lifestyle of yesteryear in Bresse.

City Montrevel-en-Bresse also has a beautiful church of the nineteenth century, and a stele Americans.

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Events and festivities

Montrevel-en-Bresse cultivates its traditions for centuries, particularly through cultural events of great interest.

Montrevel-en-Bresse hosts a weekly traditional market on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 am to 13h. In July and August, the city has a night market flavors with producers and productions of local artisans with animations and tastings. A Christmas market is also proposed in December.

Stage fright dough festival is dedicated to children and adults in June. Shows, storytelling, exhibitions, concerts and events are offered.

From late July to early August, Montrevel-en-Bresse and cities involved in the theater festival organization on a tray. Several theaters and shows are available for ten days with talented artists.

The leisure offers the festival hot time in July with various concerts. In August, the base also offers medieval days.

Traditionally held in December, the Glorious Bresse is a competition that takes place Montrevel-en-Bresse and to Bourg-en-Bresse and Pont-de-Vaux. It aims to distinguish and classify Bresse poultry.


Sunday 16 december
Min. 1°C - Max. 5°C
Monday 17 december
Min. 2°C - Max. 6°C
Tuesday 18 december
Min. 0°C - Max. 7°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover horse-drawn carriages by the Saône
Entertainment48 € Cormoranche-sur-Saône (15.9 mi)
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations74 € to 122 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (16.1 mi)
Tour and wine tasting at Oenothèque Burrier
Local flavoursFreeFuissé (19 mi)
Vintage military vehicle ride in Southern Burgundy
Entertainment120 € to 230 € Saint-Germain-du-Plain (27 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Ain by Bike : Route n° 17 – Secret Spells and Magic Potions
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne (17.4 mi)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (18.7 mi)
Promenade_Autour de Napt
HikeEasy45 minSonthonnax-la-Montagne (19.8 mi)
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (20 mi)
Nezan - Montcusel
HikeIntermediate4h30Dortan (24 mi)


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