Comfort Hotel Bourg En Bresse
694A Rue des Vareys
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Located amidst the urban jungle, this park located in Bourg-en-Bresse offers a welcome retreat from the city life. Although not very large, this French garden is well laid-out with flowers and shrubs surrounding the perimeter. The garden has sterling variety of plants and also a small play area for children. The beautiful bandstand in the garden was built in the 19th-century by renowned architect Tony Ferret and is well maintained. A good place to go for a small stroll.
This beautiful cathedral was built between 1505 and 1695. Its sixteenth-century windows and famous bells are not to be missed as well as its 1682 organs. Visit the tourist center for more details.
Site de la Madeleine is an important locale of the Bourg-en-Bresse, which is the capital of the Ain department, and covers an area of 42,000 square meter. Located at the center, the site comprises a huge leisure park, structures of the former psychiatric clinic of Ain, currently housing administrative offices. Due to its location at the center, the council is set to undertake a major reconstruction project where the structures and the park is to be replaced with city court comprising the High Court, the juvenile court and family court. The court is scheduled to be opened by the end of 2015. Call the tourism office for more information.
A part of the royal monastery of Brou, the Église de Brou was constructed for Marguerite d'Autriche, who gained royal standing in France, Spain, Savoie, and the Netherlands through successive marriages. She sent the best artists and master craftsmen from the Netherlands to construct the church, with a Renaissance-style façade and mausoleums, tombs, and sculptures dominating the interiors. Her tomb, found inside the church, is richly adorned and you will come across numerous statues of saints. You will also find the magnificently designed tomb of the famous duke of Savoy: Philibert Le Beau. The museum showcases temporary exhibits ranging from paintings of the 16th century to the 20th century. Check website for more details.
Located in Buellas, this little church is a sterling historic monument. Although old, it has been well preserved by the heritage association of the region. The association also conducts guided tours of the place for visitors.
Eglise de Ceyzériat with its beautiful structure makes up one of the most scenic and wonderful attractions in the rather quiet city of Ceyzériat. Simplistic in its construction, the building nevertheless is worth admiring for its tall tower. The altar in the church has fine ornamentation which draws attention to the image of the savior. Regular masses, prayers and other events are used to spread the word of God. A must see for all those touring the city.
Located in Montrevel-en-Bresse, Ferme du Sougey is a beautiful farm. Existing since the 15th Century, it is believed to be one of the oldest in the region. Located within the farm are ancient relics such as an old well preserved farmhouse, an old pond as well as a few old buildings which were used for various purposes in the past. The farm is currently managed by Les Amis du Sougey et de la Bresse which is the cultural association for the region and conducts guided tours of the farm. Check the website for more information.
The Vieux Chateau, literally meaning Old Castle is located in Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne. The name is not without a reason as it is believed to have been built as long back as 1000 AD. The castle fell to the Counts Of Savoy in 1272 after passing through the Lords Of Chatillon. Not much of the castle remains today, but the outer wall and the watch towers remind us of the era gone by. A few events related to the history of the region are conducted here. Do pay a visit the remnants of this relic from the past.
Domaine des Grottes du Cerdon is an an ancient cave which is now converted into a picnic or a leisure spot which also displays the evolution of caves into its current form. A tour to this place is fun as well as educative as it begins with a train ride to the entrance of the cave. There are sections in the cave which have interactive displays and pictures about human evolutions and the work of nature. The cave is surrounded by neatly groomed flora which creates a pleasant and an airy environment.Tables are set for those who come here for family picnics, thus, providing a perfect place for family outing. Check website for more details.
Located across Avenue Charles de Gaulle is the town church, L'Eglise de Villars. It was built around 11th Century and its beautiful facade complete with stained glass windows makes the visit worth while. Occasionally, this historic church plays host to classical and choir concerts. For insight into this ancient landmark and other details, check website or call ahead.
The Esplanade des Quatre Vents is a bustling zone in the quiet commune of Fleurville. The esplanade is not just a connecting street but also a meeting point for locals. Art enthusiasts gather at the Esplanade des Quatre Vents to have an intellectual talk as well as to enjoy a concert together. Emerging and established artists assemble at the esplanade to entertain their fans with their rocking tunes. Apart from that, the Esplanade des Quatre Vents also hosts local events and festivities. If you wish to check out the local art scene, do head to the Esplanade des Quatre Vents.
A 15th Century wonder, the Eglise Forteresse stands tall at the entrance of the town. Visitors are welcomed to a structure typical of early Medieval Art, with a statue of Saint Mary Magdalene affixed atop the main gate. Inside one can find frescoes, a small altar with marble baptismal font and 14th century wooden figurines of Our Lady of Gonfalo and St George. This church also has small chapels and tombs within its premises.