Ferme du SougeyLe Sougey est un très ancien domaine agricole bressan, dont les 35 ha de bocage proposent aujourd'hui une ferme classée (1460) et aménagée en musée du terroir, un élevage de volailles de Bresse et une production de légumes Bio. Elle possède une cheminée sarrasine, des dépendances, un four et un puits, un potager, un verger conservatoire. La Ferme Du Sougey accueille des événements, expositions et jeux.
©La Ferme du Sougey, l'une des plus anciennes fermes à colombages de Bresse (XVème siècle) à Montrevel-en-Bresse. Ain.|Pierre JAYET

Mysterious farms of Bresse

Typical yet atypical

The farms of Bresse featured half-timbered façades filled in with cob, and could be recognised by their elongated shape, north-south facing, with a large porch on the side that the sun sets.

Here is a selection of Bresse farms you could come and visit while you’re staying in Bresse.

Events’ calendar for our Bresse farms

The legend of the ‘Saracen’ chimneys

The most unique feature of Bresse farms is most definitely the mysterious ‘Saracen’ chimneys, that can still be seen on some of them today. These treasures can only be found in Bresse.

A legend of Bresse

Have you ever heard of Maria, the storyteller from Sougey ?

If the answer is no then we’re going to do something about that. Maria Favier is a legend from Bresse, born in 1911 in Saint-Jean-sur-Reyssouze. She devoted her life to making a name for the heritage sites of Bresse, in particular to Sougey Farmand the protected woodland area in Montrevel-en-Bresse. Georges Blanc and Paul Bocuse came to visit her. Valéry Giscard d’Estaing even invited her to the Garden Party at the Elysée. What a legend !

From discovery to discovery

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