Sightseeing Itinerary Map for Day Trip in Bourg-en-Bresse

Royal Monastery of Brou

Bourg-en-Bresse

Check Point
・Beautiful and delicately decorated monastery

・One of the leading producers of high-quality chicken in France

・Atmosphere of the city center next to the cathedral

【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

【Budget】

 9.50 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆



Itinerary Map

Navigation

【Start】
①Bourg-en-Bresse Station

★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

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

③Old Area of Bourg-en-Bresse

★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

★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

★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

★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

★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.

【Goal】
Bourg-en-Bresse Station


Downtown Map


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【Start】

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

Get maps and other information here.


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


③Old Area of Bourg-en-Bresse

Old Area of Bourg-en-Bresse

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This area is an area where many old buildings remain.


★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

Theatre of Bourg-en-Bresse

Théâtre de Bourg-en-Bresse

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This is a former theater that can be seen from the promenade. It is currently used as a movie theater and event venue.


★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

Notre-Dame of Annunciation Cathedral

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 3 pm – 7 pm

Close: No

The cathedral is located in the center of town, and the large clock tower in the center is the symbol of the town. The colors of the stained glass are very rich and each piece is worth looking at. You can also see delicately carved carvings on the clergy seats and pipe organ.


★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.


Let’s try Bourg-en-Bresse’s famous chicken dish! !

Chicken Grill of Capon

This town has a famous local chicken called Bresse chicken. Chicken called “Capon” is considered a luxury item, especially for Christmas dinner. You can eat that branded chicken at restaurants in town. Check out other specialties of the Rhône-Alps region here! !


⑥Royal Monastery of Brou

Royal Monastery of Brou

Monastère Royal de Brou

Time required: 60 min

Admission fee: 9.50 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – 5 pm
(until 6 pm between April and September)

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

This is the main tourist attraction of this town. It is characterized by a roof with a pattern unique to the Burgundy region, and has a beautiful Gothic exterior. It was built by Marguerite Hautriche, who was active in diplomacy in the surrounding area, for her husband. Inside, there are many attractions, including two cloisters, a spacious church with a sacred atmosphere, an oak clergy seat, and a small museum on the second floor. Also, opposite the monastery, there are restaurants where you can eat Bresse chicken and souvenir shops.


★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

Jacobin Gate

Porte de Jacobin

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

It is a gate that retains the charm of the Middle Ages. Even today, events are held where knights on horseback pass through this gate.


★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.



【Goal】

Bourg-en-Bresse Station



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