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Discover Bresse life and traditions at Musée de la Bresse and Domaine des Planons Farm

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Presented over 22 hectares of grounds, Musée de la Bresse – Domaine des Planons is a must-see for history buffs and culture vultures alike. It has been carefully thought out to take you on a journey through 7 different centuries of life in Bresse, from the 15th century right up to present day.

Bringing together modernity and tradition, there is something here for everyone, young and old alike

The Museum of Bresse Life and Domaine des Planons stretches across an ancient 40-hectare farm, over half of which is open to the public. With old traditional games, hedgerows and vegetable patches, the site is an ideal place to spend the day as a family. Make sure you bring your picnic basket if the sun is shining!

Over 3,000m2 of exhibition space that is both modern and integrated in the environment will immerse you in the world of Bresse people from the 15th century to present day.

Using lights and colours, the museum stages temporary and permanent exhibitions featuring:

  • Traditional clothing and headdress,
  • Bresse enamelled objects and handicraft jewellery,
  • Architecture,
  • Gastronomy, very dear to Bresse.

Domaine des Planons Historic Monument

This traditional Bresse farm has been classed as a Historic Monument since 1938 and was active until 1992. Preserved in its entirety, the farm is made up of 5 farmyard buildings built from cobs, rammed earth and timber frames.

Don’t forget to look up to see the fully preserved Saracen chimney. The vast pyramidal chimney hood, emblematic of rural construction in this region, is intriguing from the outside and impressive from the inside.

Find out more here

Practical information

Opening hours

Open from 1st March to 15th November between 10am and 6pm.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Exhibitions close at 5.45pm.


Adult: 3 to 4 €
Student: 3 to 4 € (Discounted entry for students and apprentices, upon presentation of valid ID.)
Job seeker: Free entry, upon presentation of supporting document, individual visit only (without a guide).
Disabled: Free upon presentation of supporting document, individual visit only (without a guide).
Group adults: 3 to 5 €
Group children: 1.50 to 3.25 €.
Free entry for children < 26 years, press, the students.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Bank Transfer accepted for groups only.
The museum is free to enter on the first Sunday of every month.
Reduced ticket price upon presentation of ID for students, apprentices, senior citizens aged 65 or over and teachers: 3€.
Persons with disabilities: free of charge.
Free for employees in the tourism sector upon presentation of supporting document.
The Museum Pass entitles holders to unlimited access for the whole season to the 5 museums of the department of Ain (excluding events).


  • Play area
  • Picnic area
  • Car park

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Chèques Vacances


  • Children's entertainment

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