A two-day break
The suburb of Brou, positioned a mile east of the Bourg-en-Bresse town centre, is both an historic and artistic area. The church of Brou is a must-visit, built between 1513 and 1532 by Flemish architect Loys Van Boghem, is spectacularly Gothic. Spend time wandering around Place de la Halle, a square which brims with character. The houses decorating the square here tell so much about the history of the town.
A week-long stay
When staying at Campanile Bourg-en-Bresse Hotel it is well worth visiting the Bresse area which, laying south of Burgundy, is a fascinating region famed for both its unique tradition and fare. Waterways adorn the area, which is dominated by meadows and timber-framed farmhouses. To further delve into the area’s history visit the Bresse Museum. The Church of Notre-Dame, with the façade belonging to the renaissance, is an essential ingredient of Bourg-en-Bresse’s aesthetics.
A family holiday
As well as being rich in history there is also family entertainment in Bourg-en-Bresse. The outdoor activity centre, Nature Aventure, offers climbing, abseiling and canoeing and is designed for family fun. On the outskirts of Bourg-en-Bresse you will find Cheval Bugey Riding School, which provides leisure activity for both adults and children. There is also the bowling alley, Bresse Loisirs and Lasergame, for family fun.