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Visit Bourg-en-Bresse: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow time to visit th nearby Royal Monastery of Brou

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bourg-en-Bresse. For detailed visitor information see the Bourg-en-Bresse travel guide.

Bourg-en-Bresse is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Ain department (general information: Bourg-en-Bresse is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Bourg-en-Bresse include "national monument".

Popular places to visit nearby include Macon at 32 km and Perouges at 34 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bourg-en-Bresse, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bourg-en-Bresse in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ain

Map of places to visit near Bourg-en-Bresse


Markets in and near Bourg-en-Bresse

Market days in Bourg-en-Bresse: weekly market: Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (18km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (19km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (20km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (23km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (27km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (27km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Bourg-en-Bresse, France

What to do at Bourg-en-Bresse? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bourg-en-Bresse.

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (23km)
  • Trevoux (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (42km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (50km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (42km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (40km)
  • Seille (Saône) (41km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (41km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (49km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (55km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (18km)
  • Macon (32km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bourg-en-Bresse

Canton: Bourg-en-Bresse

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Bourg-en-Bresse

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 583 km

from Nice: 321 km

from Bordeaux: 477 km

from Strasbourg: 325 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Bourg-en-Bresse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Montagnat, Peronnas, Saint-Denis-les-Bourg, Saint-Just, Saint-Remy and Viriat.

This page in French: Visiter Bourg-en-Bresse

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