Bourg-en-Bresse Local Customs

  • Folk Dancers
    Folk Dancers
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  • Stamp Your Feet!
    Stamp Your Feet!
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  • Appreciative Audience and Logo
    Appreciative Audience and Logo
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    A Month Long Celebration of Ain Culture

    by hquittner Written Nov 16, 2008

    As we sat down for lunch across from the Monastery of Brou, we saw a cluster of colorfully costumed individuals assemble in front of the church. Quickly a group of well-dressed individuals appeared (obviously officials), a ribbon was placed, a short speech given, the ribbon cut. Our waiter told us that it being June 1, a month long celebration of Ain culture was beginning. We quickly noted banners hanging and a large cube logo. Then the group performed folk dances to the accompaniment of rural instruments. A fitting addition to our Bressane meal!

    Folk Dancers Stamp Your Feet! Appreciative Audience and Logo
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    snails or froggs??????????

    by sylvie-uk Updated Jul 31, 2004

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    the area is well known for its snails and froggs dishes, i m sure it s not tempting to everyone but if you feel adventurous, please do try.
    it s best when eaten with a garlic and parsley butter sauce.

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    hanging corn

    by sylvie-uk Written Jul 27, 2004

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    in the past, the people use to hang the corn until it s dry and then use it tpo fed the chickens by scrapping it.
    nowdays, it s use to decorate oustide the houses.

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    rooster

    by sylvie-uk Written Jul 27, 2004

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    the rooster represent the area called la "bresse" and some of them do end up in a pan to make the dish called "coq au vin".
    But this one is kept as a pet.

    rooster
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