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Stay at the campsite next to Bourg-en-Bresse

On the right bank of the Saône, Les Portes du Beaujolais campground is located just 50 km from Bourg-en-Bresse: ideal for discovering the treasures of the capital of Ain, less than an hour’s drive away.

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Discovery of Bourg en Bresse from the campsite

A festive city with a rich cultural and gastronomic heritage, Bourg-en-Bresse is best known for housing the Royal Monastery of Brou and its church of St. Nicholas of Tolentin, a sublime representative of flamboyant Gothic.

The historic district still has magnificent corbelled facades typical of 15th century mansions, as well as classic mansions built during the 17th and 18th centuries.

As in Mâcon, the former hospital of the Hôtel-Dieu still houses an apothecary with intact woodwork. The city centre of Bourg-en-Bresse is dominated by the majestic spire of Our Lady of the Annonciation, a 16th century Gothic church.

The birthplace of top Michelin-starred chefs, Bourg-en-Bresse is inseparable from gastronomy: the city’s tables often show  the products of the Bressan terroir, from the famous Bresse chicken to AOC cream and butter, to the very typical Bressane fondue.

Top 10 things to do in Bourg in Bresse and Bresse

Between Ain and Saône-et-Loire, the natural region of The Bresse is famous for its poultry: its name evokes a rural territory preserved with centuries-old traditions and a rich natural environment. At the heart of this terroir with customs and perennial folklore, Bourg-en-Bresse offers many possibilities for cultural getaways.

Discover 10 outings or activities not to be missed during your camping holiday in Bresse and Bourg en Bresse!

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  • Visit the Royal Monastery of Brou, including the apartments of Princess Marguerite of Austria, the monastic buildings and the sumptuous church.
  • The Apothecary of the Hôtel-Dieu, open for fun and participatory tours on Saturdays all year round and Tuesdays and Saturdays in July and August.
  • The museum of mechanography, with a collection of several hundred typewriters and calculators from different eras.
  • The green link: a green lane to walk, cycle, rollerblade or scooter from the centre of Bourg-en-Bresse to the Seillon forest. A stop on the edge of the lake, at the Bouvent Leisure Park, is a plus!
  • The H2M contemporary art space: a centre dedicated to contemporary art that offers museography, meetings and numerous workshops.
  • The eco-museum « House of Pays en Bresse » in Saint-Etienne-du-Bois, to discover the Bresse of yesteryear on 2000 m2 of exhibition and 2 hectares of landscaped land.
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  • Visiting Bressan farms, meeting local poultry or cream and butter producers from Bresse AOC.
  • The Arboretum of Etrez in Bresse Vallons, its hundreds of trees of different species including a 2-century-old charm.
  • The Museum of the Bresse in Saint-Cyr-sur-Menthon, which includes a museography around the traditional Bressan way of life and the listed farm of Les Planons, on an estate of 48 hectares.
  • The caves of the Cerdon: an unusual underground world to discover aboard a small train, followed by prehisto-scenes and workshops of initiation to prehistory.

Ideal campsite to enjoy the territory of the Bresse

On the border of the Rhône and Ain, on the banks of the river, the campsite in Bresse Les Portes du Beaujolais enjoys an ideal location to discover the heritage and folklore of the Bresse.

Around your place of residence, you can quickly reach the landscapes of bocages still preserved in this region known for its outdoor farms, visit farms and taste a gastronomy that showcases the products of the Bressan terroir.

The emblematic towns and villages of the Bresse, from Bourg-en-Bresse, 50 km from the campsite to Baged-le-Châtel via Vonnas, Meillonnas, Saint-Trivier-de-Courtes or Treffort-Cuisiat, are located within a 40-minute to 1-hour maximum drive.

Family holidays, business tourism or a short stop on the route to the Mediterranean or the Alps, take advantage of your stay at the campsite in Bresse to fill up on nature, discoveries and gastronomies!

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The surroundings of Bourg-en-Bresse