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Musee de la Bresse-Domaine des Planons

987 Chemin des Seiglieres, 01380 Saint-Cyr-sur-Menthon, France
+33 3 85 36 31 22
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A very enjoyable visit

Where we live in southern Burgundy we have two particularly renowned food animals close at hand... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
bargee2016
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Tournus, France
very nice old farm years 1500

I got a guided tour on the farm which was very nice, interesting stories were told in french... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Sofie D
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Ghent, Belgium
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With an extra 3000m², there is a new area to visit indoors and out over a 20 ha site. It is a major cultural site and a reference for enhancing the ethnological heritage. In the Bresse region, over a land with a wealth of cultural influences and famous for its art de vivre and gastronomy, the museum is an invitation to explore both contemporary and historic buildings and the meadows and wood of the estate. Landscape and environment, construction and habitat, cultivation and breeding, food and culinary traditions, costumes and finery... So many themes, so many exceptional collections, often on display for the first time. Countless objects have been researched and restored: enamels from the Bresse region, musical instruments, menus, cookery items and tableware... An illustration of the regional heritage and a doorway to universal cultural dimensions, they reflect the issues that society faces today: eating, producing and consuming... being and being noticed, constructing our identities... It gives everyone the chance to compare their present life with a common past. Opening from march to november, from monday to sunday 10h to 18h; closing day: tuesday. Entrance: 4€, PassMusées: 7€ (it permits to visit 4 museums in the departement and an old silk factory), free entrance for less than 26 years old and the first sunday of the month.
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987 Chemin des Seiglieres, 01380 Saint-Cyr-sur-Menthon, France
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Where we live in southern Burgundy we have two particularly renowned food animals close at hand - the Charolais beef named from the Burgundy town of Charolles on the right bank of the Saône, and the poulet de Bresse from the Bresse region on the...More

1  Thank bargee2016
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I got a guided tour on the farm which was very nice, interesting stories were told in french. Small café where you can tast local biscuits.

Thank Sofie D
Reviewed 31 October 2014

In July 2014 we were heading west towards Macon on the A40 past Bourg en Bresse. We stopped at an aire (probably called "musée de la Bresse" ) and spotted a sign to a museum of Bresse life. Following the sign we went through a...More

2  Thank KentJon
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We passed by the museum by accident, and were stunned by the beautiful setting and the very impressive exhibits (including a huge temporary exhibition on enamels). Worth a visit!

2  Thank Member_France
Reviewed 6 July 2012

In true French style this is a creative, really well done local museum with helpful friendly staff. Euros 5 entry for this museum and 4 others. Lots of focus on local food and the agricultural base of the region. Beautifully preserved farm buildings some dating...More

3  Thank AJCG
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