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Louhans is a charming town, full of character, ideal for your first night if you are looking for a bar or a restaurant.
Louhans is famous for its arcade of 157 arches, its cobbled main street, and its market is well known thoughout the region.
The arcades which shelter a wide variety of shops; and the big market which takes place every Monday morning,when horses and farm animals are traded, alongside a food and produce market and a clothes fair.
The region is particularly well known for its celebrated Bresse chicken which carries an Appelation Contolé and is produced in strictly controlled conditions.
No, but Gérard Depardieu , a star of French film and theatre, likes to visit the market.
Every Monday morning in the town centre. If the Monday is a National Holiday, then the market is generally open all day.
Yes, open-air swimming beside the camping site.
Opening Hours: In July & August, from 11h00 to 19h30.
Yes , Tél :03-85-75-05-02, Adress internet : www.bresse-bourguignonne.com
L'hôtel Dieu, l'apothéquaire(the history of medecine),a museuum of printing, and various exhibitions at the Tour St. Pierre.
The Bar de L'Europe at the roundabout beside the river.
Atmosphere: Relaxed, a terrace available in fine weather.
Opening Hours: Tel: 03 85 75 21 31 for details of opening times.
>Atmosphere: A theme pub
Contact Details: Tel: 03 85 74 93 47
"Au Muguet" or "Au Saint-Jean", side - by - side in the town centre. 5 -10 minutes' walk from the port. "Au Muguet" the menus range from 11,50e to 22,50e. "Au Saint-Jean" menus start at 14,50e , or customers can choose from the Carte.
Address: Place de Saint-Jean
Opening Hours: Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact Details: Au Muguet : 03-85-75-48-52 Le Saint-Jean : 03-85-75-55-11
L'Arlequin ( 5 -10 mins walk from the port) situated alongside the supermarket SPAR. Menus range from 22e to 49e. At mid-day, the menu of the day is 13,50e.
Address: 5 place Libération
Atmosphere: A friendly restaurant with a warm welcome. Imaginative cuisine. Very good value for money.
Cuisine: Cuisine Nouvelle - modern and creative.
Opening Hours: Closed oon Sunday evening, Monday evening, and all day Tuesday.
Contact Details: 03-85-75-00-25
le Cheval Rouge, 5 - 10 minutes walk from the port, menus from 18e to 42e.
Address: 5, rue d'Alsace
Atmosphere: Restaurant Logis de France
Opening Hours: Closed all day Monday, and Tuesday lunchtime.
Contact Details: Tél : 03-85-75-21-42 (adress e-mail : hotel-chevalrouge@wanadoo,fr)
SPAR (03 85 75 22 58)
Beside the river, facing the small concrete quay above the railway bridge.
Opening Hours: Monday 08h30- 13h00 & 14h30 - 19h30; Tuesday to Thursday 08h30 - 12h30 & 14h30 - 19h30; Friday and Saturday 08h30 - 19h30. Sunday 09h00 - 12h00.
E, LECLERC (03-85-75-70-30)
All manner of shops under the arcades.
Opening Hours: At Leclerc - 08h30 - 19h00.
The harbour office with a floating pontoon can be found just before the railway bridge, on the right bank going upstream. Mooring is free, water and electricity available. If you continue under the railway bridge, you will find another small fixed pontoon opposite the supermarket SPAR (This is also free, but without water & electricity).
Yes, at the port.
At the port, before the Railway bridge.
Drs VARLOT & LIEVAUX, 45 grande rue, Tél : 03-85-75-22-22, Dr NEVEU, 3 impasse des peupliers, Tél : 03-85-75-08-35, Dr DROZ-BARTHOLET, 17 grande rue, Tél : 03-85-76-02-28
Drs FOURNIER, MULON, PEIGNELIN, SERVIDENT, 43 grande rue, Tél : 03-85-75-12-12, Dr BOUCHARD, 5 rue des dodanes, Tél : 03-85-75-06-39, Dr HUMBERT, 6 place Général de Gaulle, Tél : 03-85-75-04-21, Dr WALTEFAUGLE, 2rue de 11 novembre 1918, Tél : 03-85-75-14-48
Pharmacie du Progrès, 55, grande rue, Tél : 03-85-75-20-32, There are several others under the arcades, but take note! - at weekends there is only one pharmacie open in the district, on rota, and not necessarily in Louhans!
Several-taxi du Pont Noir is the one we normally use : 03-85-76-02-13
Lankar, 30 rue d'alsace. This is a computer repair shop, but you can also connect to the internet here. , Tél : 03-85-75-48-08