The chickens of Bourg-en-Bresse (01 Ain, ARA) are famous across France for the delicacy of their flavour and command a premium from chefs and good cooks.

In December the region celebrates with markets, contests and entertainment, as part of Les Glorieuses de Bresse. The festival is organised between four chicken-producing towns (Louhans, Pont de Vaux, Montrevel-en-Bresse, and Bourg-en-Bresse) over almost a week. (13 – 17 December 2019) These chickens (poulet de Bresse) are outdoor-bred and are Appellation Contrôllée regulated with strict controls on how they are reared.

Roast Chicken for Christmas will never be the same again.

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Moulin de Champagne B&B
Moulin de Champagne B&B

Stay at an English-run B&B in the area and benefit from local advice , local wine knowledge and comfortable accommodation.

Other accommodation in and around Bourg-en-Bresse , including a B&B in a renovated 13th Century mill

By Train/TGV to Bourg-en-Bresse with Rail Europe

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