Sightseeing route in Bourg-en-Bresse


【City description】

This town is famous for the chicken. We eat the chicken of Bresse for the Christmas dinner in France. There are historic buildings in the town and in particular, the abbey is the most famous sightseeing spot in this town. Although it is far from the town, you should visit.

【Overall rating】


【Time required】

 3 h 30


 9 euros



【Sightseeing route】

Downtown Map


①Bourg-en-Bresse station

Gare de Bourg-en-Bresse

★Go to Alphonse Baudin Avenue in front of the station and turn left to go to Alsace Lorraine Avenue. It takes 15 minutes by walk.

②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the avenue and turn left at Lalande Square.

③Old Area of Bourg-en-Bresse

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Palais St and when you arrive at Lices Square, go to Charles Jarrin St. When you arrive at a park, visit there to see a point of view.

④Theatre of Bourg-en-Bresse

Théâtre de Bourg-en-Bresse

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Bichat St in front of the theatre and turn left at Notre Dame St. It takes 5 minutes.

⑤Notre-Dame of Annunciation Cathedral

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 h 30 pm

Close: No

★Go to Samaritaine St in front of the cathedral. When you arrive at Bon Enfants Square, turn left. Then turn left at the end and go to Brou Boulevard for 20 minutes.

⑥Royal Monastery of Brou

Monastère Royal de Brou

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 9 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – 12 h 30 / 2 pm – 5 pm (9 am – 6 pm between July and September)

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25

★Return to the town with the same route. When you arrive at Bons Square, go to the street by the dead end and turn left. Go to the street as far as Edgar Quinet Square. It takes 20 minutes.

⑦Jacobin Gate

Porte de Jacobin

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Edgar Quinet St. As you return at the avenue of the tourist information center, turn left and go back to the station with the same route. It takes 20 minutes.


Bourg-en-Bresse station