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

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Between modernity and tradition, there’s something here for the whole family to enjoy!


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.

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Practical information

Opening hours

From 15/03 to 15/11 between 9 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.


Reduced price: 4 €
Adult: 7 €
Child: 0 €
Job seeker: 0 €
Disabled: 4 €
Set price group adults: 5 to 7 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, press, accompanying guides, the drivers, Job-seeker, the holders of the Pass'Région card, the supervisors.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Entrance to the museum (collections + temporary exhibition + farm): € 7 / € 4
Animation (museum entrance included): special price. Ask about

Free access
Permanent collections and temporary exhibitions
Upon presentation of valid proof: under 18 / Guide for people with disabilities / ICOM card holders / Tourism professionals / Journalists.

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The 3 days can be used over a period of 6 days.
- Adult pass (from 13 years old) : 31 euros
- Child pass (3-12 years old included) : 19 euros
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  • Play area
  • Picnic area
  • Car park

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Chèques Vacances


  • Children's entertainment
  • Product tasting

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Family entertainment all year round

Tasting famous Bresse chicken, activities for the kids and afternoon storytelling – there’s plenty going on at the Museum for you to enjoy moments together as a family.

Don’t miss!

“A 15th century farm (a listed Historic Monument) with period furniture and accessories – the guided tour took half an hour and was very interesting. The museum is run by the region of Ain and includes Bresse enamel, clothing, furniture (magnificent wardrobes among other pieces) and gastronomy. Allow at least 2 hours to see everything. 

“The estate is very pleasant and you can have a picnic there when the weather is nice. The whole site is extremely rich in history and very well organised. The visit was really enjoyable, even for the children. It’s in Saint-Cyr-sur-Menthon, only half an hour from Bourg-en-Bresse. Don’t miss it! It’s even free to visit on the first Sunday of every month.”Reviewed 12th November 2016 by Claude A (translated from French)

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