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Bresse Museum and Domaine des Planons Farm

Museum, Arts and culture, Folk arts and popular traditions, Local history, Sciences and technology, World of rural agricultural, Architecture, Museum of France, Departmental museum in Saint-Cyr-sur-Menthon
  • The Bresse Museum and Domaine des Planons Farm is one of Ain’s major cultural attractions, located on the border of Beaujolais, a short drive from Lyon and Geneva, at the heart of Bresse. Spread across over 3,000 m2 of exhibition space, the museum and farm provide an insight into this gastronomic region, from the 15th century to today.

  • The contemporary setting of the museum showcases the Bresse way of life and traditional dress, Bresse enamelling and precious jewellery thanks to the region’s unique expertise, not forgetting the rich, Michelin-starred gastronomy of this food-loving region – Bresse chicken is the most famous example of this, and can be found on the menu at the finest dining establishments across France and abroad.

    Located on an area of 48 hectares, "La Ferme des Planons" is the highlight of the visit....
    The contemporary setting of the museum showcases the Bresse way of life and traditional dress, Bresse enamelling and precious jewellery thanks to the region’s unique expertise, not forgetting the rich, Michelin-starred gastronomy of this food-loving region – Bresse chicken is the most famous example of this, and can be found on the menu at the finest dining establishments across France and abroad.

    Located on an area of 48 hectares, "La Ferme des Planons" is the highlight of the visit. Classified as a historical monument, it is a remarkable example of the architecture of Bresse with arcaded galleries and Saracen chimney. The farm’s interior has been authentically reconstructed to transport in 1784.
    Across the estate, the famous blue-footed Bresse chickens reign supreme, while the giant games and picnic area under old oak trees invite you to stay a little longer. Finally, a stop off at the gift shop will nicely round off your trip.

    The museum organises a busy programme of cultural events for all ages. It is awarded the Musée de France and Tourisme & Handicap (Tourism & Disability) labels guaranteeing the quality and making it an unmissable stop on your trip.

    Group (10 people minimum): on reservation

    Payment upon arrival.
    Payment in cash (euros), by credit card, voucher or bank transfer for groups only (bank details available on request).
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Close to a motorway
    • Village 2 km away
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 120  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Visual alarm with flash light
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
    • Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Activities
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Theatre
    • Shows
    • Activity
    • Concert
    • Children's entertainment
    • Product tasting
    • Gastronomy
    • Agricultural
    • Bee-keeping
    • Architecture
    • Arts
    • Plastic arts
    • Environment
    • Regional products
    • Tradition/folklore
    • Water
    • Creative hobbies
    • Heritage
  • Equipment
    • Covered picnic area
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
    • Bicycle parking
    • Film room
    • Defibrillator
    • Play area
    • Picnic area
    • Exhibition space
    • Meeting room
    • Air conditioning
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Room hire
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Booking of general amenities
    • Tour free of charge
    • Guided tours
    • Free choice of caterer
    • Accommodation in the close vicinity
    • Seminar/meeting
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer
  • Rates
    Entrance to the museum (collections + temporary exhibition + farm): € 7 / € 4 / Free under 18
    Animation (museum entrance included): special price. Ask about

    Free access
    Permanent collections and temporary exhibitions
    Upon presentation of valid proof: Guide for people with disabilities / ICOM card holders / Tourism professionals / Journalists.
Openings
  • From March 15, 2024
    until November 15, 2024
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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