A golf break in the Dombes

With the Dombes Pass you can play at the Dombes’ five golf courses: La Bresse, Le Clou, Le Gouverneur, Mionnay and La Sorelle,
and explore the region of the Dombes. 

Explore our history


The Dombes is an ancient region, full of history. Highlights of the region:

  • The medieval city of Pérouges. An ancient city of weavers dating from the 15th and 16th centuries (listed as one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages).
  • The charming medieval town of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne with its typical 17th century market hall.
  • The village of Ars-sur-Formans welcomes up to 500,000 pilgrims and tourists every year and is known worldwide as the home of Saint John Vianney, the Curé d’Ars.
  • Trévoux, a ‘Town of Art and History’ with its picturesque alleyways dating from the 14th to 19th centuries.
  • The Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse is a rare masterpiece of 16th century Flamboyant Gothic architecture (voted France’s favourite monument in 2014).





The Royal Monastery of Brou

The pleasure of gastronomy


  • You can’t visit the region of the Dombes without trying out the regional specialities: Bresse chicken, fish from the region’s lakes, our famous frogs’ legs and cheeses (Bleu de Bresse et goats’ cheese).
  • The Dombes is not far from Beaujolais province, and here you’ll find the Hameau Duboeuf, a 30,000 m² theme park devoted to vineyards and wine, located in the village of Romanèche-Thorins.
  • The Mâconnais vineyards are Burgundy’s southernmost vineyards. Surrounded by miniature valleys, they are a real gem.
  • And don’t forget to stop for a meal in Georges Blanc’s “Village Gourmand” in Vonnas, with his restaurant which has been awarded 3 Michelin stars.
Gastronomie - A Confit poulet de Bresse

Bresse Chicken

Hameau Dubœuf

The Mâconnais vineyards

George Blanc’s Village Gourmand

The Parc des Oiseaux


Located on one of Europe’s main migration routes, the Parc des Oiseaux bird sanctuary boasts 300 species within its 35 hectares.
Seeing the birds in flight here is one of the world’s finest natural spectacles.

Birds in flight

Parc Oiseaux - B Loris

Lorikeet aviary

Parc Oiseaux - C Manchots

Penguin cove

Parc Oiseaux - D Afrique

An African mosaic



  • There are two wonderful hotels on the golf courses: Le Gouverneur Hotel (4 stars) has 53 rooms and La Sorelle Golf Course (3 stars) has 7 rooms.
  • For groups, the Château des Creusettes in La Chapelle-du-Châtelard possesses great charm with its Louis XV style (built in 1860) and is set within extensive French-style gardens.
  • The Dombes Tourist Office can provide you with the details of hotels and other accommodation in the Dombes.
    Tel.: +33 (0)4 74 55 02 27

Le Gouverneur Hotel

La Sorelle Hotel

Hébergements - C Château Creusettes

The Château des Creusettes

Hébergements - D OT Dombes

+33 (0)4 74 55 02 27