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Bourg-en-Bresse

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Bourg-en-Bresse - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain
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Located between Bresse, Dombes and Revermont, the town of Bourg-en-Bresse, capital of Ain, is famous for Brou Royal Monastery, whose beauty is a masterpiece of flamboyant gothic art. As well as this architectural gem there is a remarkable municipal museum, containing splendid collections of French, Flemish and Italian art from the 15th to the 20th century.

But the heritage of Bourg-en-Bresse does not stop there! At its historical centre, Bourg-en-Bresse has many reminders of its rich past. Old timber-framed residences of the 15th and 16th centuries, such as the Gorrevod House and the Hugon House for example, 18th-century mansions such as the Marron de Meillonnas mansion, the Jacobins Door - a relic of an old monastery - and the Cathedral of Our Lady, built in the Renaissance style (outside) and flamboyant gothic style (inside), with its stained glass windows and stalls dating from the 16th century, can all be seen on a tour of the old quarters. The 18th-century Hôtel-Dieu apothecary is also worth a trip for its laboratory, dispensary with superb wood panelling, and collection of ceramic pots.

2 kilometres from the town centre, Bouvent Leisure Park welcomes fans of water sports and relaxation, with its 21-hectare lake, beach (supervised bathing in summer), water sports centre, walking circuits, golf course and fishing corner.

A big food market takes place on Place du Champ de Foire every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

The Glorieuses de Bresse, a famous fine poultry contest that celebrates Bresse poultry, has been taking place each year in mid-December since 1862.

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Bourg-en-Bresse

Between Bresse, Dombes and Revermont, a kind of perfume... Parks and gardens, Seillon forest, rivers and lakes, water sports Bouvent: rejuvenate! Bourg-en-Bresse Agglomeration is a paradise for lovers of outdoor activities: golf, hiking, biking or horseback, fishing, or lazing....

The rhythm of history and traditions... Royal Monastery of Brou, medieval houses of old neighborhoods, apothecary of the Hotel-Dieu, Romanesque churches, farms bressanes: open your eyes! Not to mention the popular and craft traditions that still punctuate the local life, the Feast of conscripts to the Glorious Bresse through the manufacture of enamels Bresse.

This is the joyful country... happy children The darlings are at the party. and geocaching treasure hunt in the city, visits dedicated to children, water sports center and leisure, sports, thrills and chills, or family fun.

And titillate taste buds... Bresse chicken PDO cream, Bleu de Bresse, parsley frogs of Dombes, dumplings Nantua sauce, cream and butter Bresse PDO: awaken your senses! Markets, gastronomic events and good food will make you enjoy the best of Bourg-en-Bresse Agglomeration.

When Bourg-en-Bresse awakens... Theaters, guided tours of the old districts, music and circus festivals, international Jumping Floralies: all year, fill up your life!

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Brou Monastery
Brou Monastery
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Bourg-en-Bresse former Neighbourhoods
Bourg-en-Bresse former Neighbourhoods
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Bouvent Leisure
Bouvent Leisure
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Apothecary of the Hotel-Dieu
Apothecary of the Hotel-Dieu
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Apothecary of the Hotel-Dieu
Apothecary of the Hotel-Dieu
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Monastery of Brou - Rear View
Monastery of Brou - Rear View
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Brou - Second cloister
Brou - Second cloister
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Brou - Focus on portal
Brou - Focus on portal
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Brou - Detail of the gallery
Brou - Detail of the gallery
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Brou - First cloister
Brou - First cloister
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Brou - Third cloister
Brou - Third cloister
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Brou - church interior
Brou - church interior
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Brou - Sybille
Brou - Sybille
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Brou - Sybille
Brou - Sybille
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Brou - Stalls
Brou - Stalls
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Brou - Refectory monks
Brou - Refectory monks
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Brou - Tomb of Philibert le Beau
Brou - Tomb of Philibert le Beau
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Brou - model
Brou - model
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Brou - Other model
Brou - Other model
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Brou - Stained glass with arms
Brou - Stained glass with arms
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Brou - Stained glass with arms
Brou - Stained glass with arms
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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West Front of the monastery of Brou (© Jean Espirat)
West Front of the monastery of Brou (© Jean Espirat)
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Former monastery Brou (© Jean Espirat)
Former monastery Brou (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou Portal (© Jean Espirat)
Brou Portal (© Jean Espirat)
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Details of the sculptures of the portal of Brou (© Jean Espirat)
Details of the sculptures of the portal of Brou (© Jean Espirat)
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sculptures on the west façade (© Jean Espirat)
sculptures on the west façade (© Jean Espirat)
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sculptures (© Jean Espirat)
sculptures (© Jean Espirat)
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outside sculptures (© Jean Espirat)
outside sculptures (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - the rood screen (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - the rood screen (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave (© Jean Espirat)
Nave (© Jean Espirat)
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side Columns (© Jean Espirat)
side Columns (© Jean Espirat)
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Choir (© Jean Espirat)
Choir (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - keys to vault (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - keys to vault (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - First cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - First cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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First cloister (© Jean Espirat)
First cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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First cloister (© Jean Espirat)
First cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - Second cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - Second cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - Second cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - Second cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - Third cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - Third cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - Third cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - Third cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - carved stalls (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - carved stalls (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - Statues of praying figures (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - Statues of praying figures (© Jean Espirat)
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Third Sibyl (© Jean Espirat)
Third Sibyl (© Jean Espirat)
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Brou - Stained glass window of the choir (© Jean Espirat)
Brou - Stained glass window of the choir (© Jean Espirat)
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Other stained glass choir (© Jean Espirat)
Other stained glass choir (© Jean Espirat)
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stained glass windows of the choir (© Jean Espirat)
stained glass windows of the choir (© Jean Espirat)
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stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)
stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)
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stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)
stained Glass (© Jean Espirat)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
Bourg-en-Bresse (© Frantz)
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