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Bourg-en-Bresse is one of the main cities in the Ain area, located in eastern France. Medieval buildings dot the city such as the 16th century Notre Dame Cathedral and the Church of Brou in a nearby suburb which contains several beautiful works of art. Just 29 kilometers away, the Dombes plateau comprises a unique landscape with more than 1,000 man made lakes. A wide array of activities are available along the plateau including birdwatching or cycling, and several circuits of the plateau are available. Whatever draws you to Bourg-en-Bresse and the nearby attractions, stay in one of Hotels.com's comfortable Bourg-en-Bresse hotels. On Hotels.com's website, you'll find hotels for every budget and ranging in quality from one to five stars.
What's Bourg-en-Bresse Like?
The most impressive building in Bourg-en-Bresse is its Notre Dame Cathedral which was constructed with both Roman and Gothic architectural characteristics. The church of Brou near the city was initially planned to be a monastery and today holds several works of art dating as far back as 1532. The main attractions are a trio of marble sculptures created in the likeness of Marguerite of Bourbon, Philibert la Beau, and Margaret of Austria. The Plateau of Dombes is a unique, almost perfectly flat stretch of land extending for more than 500 square kilometers. 1,000 man made lakes dot the area, the majority of which, were dug for monks wishing to extract clay. Bird watching and fishing are popular past times along the Dombes as well. To help you plan your trip, the plateau is broken up into circuits to help visitors plan and decide which areas they wish to see the most.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Bourg-en-Bresse
A wide range of fruits and vegetables are grown in the region with a focus on citrus fruits. Olive oil is produced is mass quantities as well and is said to be some of the finest in the country. As you'd expect, the dominant spoken language in Bourg-en-Bresse is French. Even if you are not a fluent speaker, learning a few simple phrases is useful when conversing with locals and will help you get a friendlier response. No matter what brings you to Bourg-en-Bresse, be sure to finish each day in style in a Hotels.com hotel. On Hotels.com, you can view high resolution photos of every offered hotel and read independent reviews left by previous visitors to help you chose the best hotel for you. When you're ready to make a reservation, you can do so online or with Hotels.com's mobile smartphone app and receive exclusive deals sent straight to your phone.