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425km (264 miles) SE of Paris; 61km (38 miles) NE of Lyon

The ancient capital of Bresse, Bourg-en-Bresse is often overlooked by tourists. Yet it’s worth a day trip from Lyon for two reasons alone—firstly to explore the intensely romantic national historic monument Brou Monastery, as well as arguably the best-preserved apothecary in France; secondly, to dine on the only free-range chickens in the world to have their own appellation d’origine contrôlée (certificate of origin). 

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