Things to do in Bourg-en-Bresse

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Start with the Top Sights in Bourg-en-Bresse

If you're in Bourg-en-Bresse to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Bird park Villars les Dombes

⭐️ 4.4 (4715)

Royal Monastery of Brou

⭐️ 4.7 (2960)

1055 Espace de loisirs

⭐️ 3.7 (1001)

Cerdon caves - Prehistoric Amusement Park

⭐️ 4.5 (816)


⭐️ 4.4 (548)


⭐️ 4.0 (505)

Défi01 Live Escape Game

⭐️ 4.6 (491)

Best Western Hôtel de France

⭐️ 4.0 (449)

Museum Silks Bonnet

⭐️ 4.6 (321)

Les 3 Reliques - Potterhead's Store

⭐️ 4.9 (279)


⭐️ 4.8 (111)

The top affordable restaurants in Bourg-en-Bresse

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Bourg-en-Bresse city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Le Cosy Cook

⭐️ 4.8 (970)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant La Maison B

⭐️ 4.2 (469)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant La Main Verte

⭐️ 4.7 (465)

Price Range: $$

La Coq'Hôte

⭐️ 4.4 (448)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Les Bons Enfants

⭐️ 4.5 (410)

Price Range: $$

L'Adresse - Restaurant à Bourg-en-Bresse

⭐️ 4.3 (367)

Price Range: $$

Café Bernolin - « Chez la Jeanne »

⭐️ 4.4 (352)

Price Range: $$

Mets et Vins

⭐️ 4.6 (326)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (291)

Price Range: $$

O Beurre Noisette

⭐️ 4.7 (269)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant La Table D'Arthur

⭐️ 4.5 (267)

Price Range: $$

End your night in some of the best bars in Bourg-en-Bresse

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Bourg-en-Bresse, curated exclusively for you.

La Buvette

⭐️ 4.6 (573)

Price Range: $$

Boston Tavern Bourg

⭐️ 4.4 (461)

Price Range: $$

La Maison Jacobins

⭐️ 4.2 (395)

Price Range: $$

Hopper Bourg

⭐️ 4.3 (354)

Price Range: $$

LevЯette Café Bourg-en-Bresse

⭐️ 4.5 (209)

L Akge Resto-Bar

⭐️ 4.7 (164)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (150)

Le Patio

⭐️ 4.6 (135)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.3 (131)

L'EDEN bar restaurant

⭐️ 4.4 (113)

Price Range: $

Le Bar de L'apothicare

⭐️ 4.7 (113)

Price Range: $

Pick from the best places to stay in Bourg-en-Bresse

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Bourg-en-Bresse you've come to the right place.

Hôtel Le Griffon d'Or

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Check out these bookable attractions in Bourg-en-Bresse

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Bourg-en-Bresse.

Admission to Hameau Dubœuf

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Bourg-en-Bresse?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Auberge Bressane

⭐️ 4.5 (424)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore Royal Monastery of Brou: Admire the impressive architecture of the Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse and admire the beautiful sculptures and paintings.
  2. Visit the Old Town: Take some time to explore Bourg-en-Bresse’s old town, explore the markets and street cafes, and top it off with a visit to the old castle, now a museum.
  3. Ride the Train Through Valserine Gorge: Take the Pignelot train and take in the stunning views of Valserine Gorge, and pass by the majestic Mont Blanc mountain range.

Bourg-en-Bresse is a delightful city in France throughout the year, but the best time to visit is in the summer months when temperatures tend to be milder. The city offers a range of attractions to explore from historical buildings and vibrant markets to local cafés and scenic country walks.

Bourg-en-Bresse is an amazing city to explore. For most tourists, three days is the ideal amount of time to spend in the city. This should be enough time to go sightseeing, explore the city's medieval architecture, enjoy a few delicious traditional dishes and take in the city's breathtaking landscape.

Bourg-en-Bresse is an excellent city for exploring on foot due to its pedestrian friendly downtown area. For longer distances, the city's public transportation network of buses and trams is reliable and affordable and covers almost all areas of the city. Additionally, car rentals and bike rentals are available depending on your preference.

Bourg-en-Bresse is packed full of activities for kids. Explore the nearby Abbey of Brou, an enchanted 15th century complex with beautiful gardens. Enjoy a lively performance of 'Le Théâtre Sonore', an interactive theater experience. Take a family bike ride along the Picturesque bike paths that run throughout the city.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Bourg-en-Bresse. To start off we'd have to mention The Bootlegger Bar, Le Patio, Le NK. Check out our page on the best bars in Bourg-en-Bresse.

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