Bourg-en-Bresse tourism and travel guide

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Bourg-en-Bresse is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

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.

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

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Macon at 32 km and Perouges at 34 km.

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

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

Dombes

Dombes

at 29 km (direction south-west)

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and bird-watching...

See Dombes guide
Macon

Macon

at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to nearby Lamartine's...

See Macon guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south)

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages to be found...

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Belleville

Belleville

at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites of interest...

See Belleville guide
 
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Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the village that...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying testament to...

See Trevoux guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you will also discover...

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Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style with a...

See Tournus abbey guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional centre - hence...

See Brancion guide
Anse

Anse

at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at its importance...

See Anse guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny also has...

See Cluny guide
Theize

Theize

at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring the Beaujolais wine...

See Theize guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th century, is the highlight...

See Cormatin guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages in the...

See Oingt guide

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Bourg-en-Bresse is in the east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Ain department (general information: Bourg-en-Bresse is 365 kilometres from Paris).

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