We spent a pleasant weekend in Bourg-en-Bresse. The town is small enough to be easily walkable, and there was more to see than I expected. We started with the walking tour printed on the tourist office map, which took us past the numerous half-timbered houses, before visiting the busy Saturday market to pick up supplies for lunch.
The biggest surprise was the Monastery of Brou, a national monument which is a short distance from the town centre. The white church is roofed in brightly-coloured tiles; a striking sight against a blue sky. The monastery buildings are more modest, and conceal a little garden behind them. The monastery and church are no longer operational and have both been converted into a museum. Have a look at Graham’s video of our monastery visit.