Bresse


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Bresse

(brĕs), region, in Burgundy, E France, between the Ain and Saône rivers. Bourg-en-Bresse is the historic capital. A fertile farm area, it is famous for its chickens and wines. To the south is the Dombes, a region dotted with thousands of ponds, partially drained and reclaimed. Bresse was part of the duchy of SavoySavoy
, Fr. Savoie, Alpine region of E France. The boundaries of old Savoy have changed with time, but presently the region comprises the departments of Savoie and Haute-Savoie.
..... Click the link for more information.
 until 1601, when it was ceded to France along with Bugey (a district between the Ain and the Rhône) and the Territory of Gex. All three were added to Burgundy prov.
References in periodicals archive ?
"At that time [the mid-1980s] it was full," the alley's manager, Georges Bresse, explains with an emphasis that betrays how unlikely such a situation has become now.
Aime and Laurie Bresse live at 61 Paige Hill Road with their two sons, Tyler, 17, and Trevor, 13.
According to Joseph Bresse, vice president of retail sales and marketing, GNC's sports nutrition business (which targets weight lifters and the like) often gets highlighted because that's the category on which the company spends a large percentage of its advertising dollars.