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Bresse Museum and Domaine des Planons Farm

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, by cheque, voucher or bank transfer (bank details available on request).
  • Deals

    For families with children: - Birthday parties available; - Free, fun and informative booklets for the children, from picture books to reading books, so you can make the most of the museum as a family; - Giant games, such as traditional Bresse skittle games, Game of the Goose, and many others, as well as a pond-themed discovery area. Gift and book shop. Planons café. 2 picnic areas – one covered area, one under the estate’s oak trees. Wheelchairs available to borrow from reception. Conference room available to rent for business events. A museum pass is available for purchase, entitling the holder to unlimited access to the museum and exhibitions Entry free of charge on the first Sunday of every month.
  • Spoken languages

    • English
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Payment methods

  • Rates

    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 / People with disabilities and their accompanying person / ICOM card holders / Tourism professionals / Journalists.

    For all, the first Sunday of the month in May and from September to November.

    Museum Pass: € 10 (strictly personal membership card, valid for the season, which gives you unlimited access to departmental museums / collections / temporary exhibitions

Openings

Canceled or closed because of Covid-19
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