In 2011, Patrick Bourgeois created a biscuit factory just off exit 7 (Bourg Sud) from the A40 motorway, as a tribute to his much-loved Bresse terroir.
His most popular biscuits, 'Gaudrioles' (which come in sweet and savoury varieties) are made using a local and unique ingredient: 'Gaude' flour, which is grilled corn flour. Over the years, butter shortbread, tuiles and other soft biscuits were added to the product range, as well as a whole host of other delicious treats.
In the shop, you can taste the products and also find a range of local products from the French department of Ain.
At 'Les Gaudélices', there is a big, free car park and access for people with reduced mobility.
It is also a bakery, sandwich shop and cake shop. Everything is made on-site. Gift ideas and a tea room.
At 'Les Gaudélices', everything is homemade.
The Les Gaudélices biscuit factory opens its doors to visitors all year round. The manufacturing workshop offers a gourmet walk to discover the manufacturing stages and end the visit with a tasting. An audiovisual presentation as well as a glazed gallery will enhance the discovery in the heart of the biscuit factory. Visits from Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Price: free service without tasting / € 2.50 with tasting (per person) Capacity per group: 50 people maximum. Group hours: Monday to Friday, by appointment.