- Property for sale
- Holiday Guides
- What's new?
- My Shortlist
- Advertise with us
A city at the base of the Jura mountains, 50km north east of Lyon.
Bourg En Bresse (Ain) mini guide
Bourg En Bresse is situated at the western base of the Jura mountains approximately 50km north east of Lyon. The main activity here is agriculture.
It has some nicely restored half-timbered houses and is best known for its poulet de Bresse (free range chickens raised in the flat agricultural region of Bresse) well as the blue cheese, Bresse Blue.
It is also famous for its abbey church in the subburb of Brou. The Église de Brou has become one of the most visited sites in France and is known for its flamboyant gothic style, its finely carved marble tombs and the beautifully carved choir stalls.
The church (1505-1536) was commissioned by Margaret of Austria (1530), daughter of the Emperor Maximilian and wife of Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, after her husband's death (1504). The couple's finely sculpted tombs can be seen in the choir, along with the tomb of Margaret of Bourbon, Philibert's mother, who died in 1483.
|Department:||The Rhone Alps (SE France) > Rhone Alps > Ain >|
|Location:||To the east of central France north-east of Lyon|
|Tourist information website:||www.bourg-en-bresse.org|
|Tourist information contact email:||email@example.com|
|Tourist information switch board number:||+33 (0)4 74 22 49 40|
|Tourist information address:||Centre Albert Camus, 6 avenue Alsace Lorraine, 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse|
|Quick links to accommodation:||Accommodation near Bourg En Bresse (Ain) - Hotels in Bourg En Bresse (Ain)|
What are other people searching for related to Bourg En Bresse (Ain)
Great value accommodation near Bourg En Bresse (Ain)
Saône et Loire
Sleeps 4 - From: €200 per night
Charming Bed and Breakfast Surrounded by Vineyards [...] Read more