Monastère Royal de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse

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Monastère Royal de Brou is the burial place of French royalty, and the architecture of this structure recalls the ghosts of the royal personages enclosed in its crypts. You will discover an extravagant Gothic church with a mosaic tiled roof as the centerpiece of the monastic grounds. The church was commissioned in the 16th century by Maragaret of Austria, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian. In 1922, the municipality installed an art collection in the monks' former quarters, where artwork from the 13th to the 20th century adorn the Renaissance walls.  Make Monastère Royal de Brou a centerpiece of your Bourg-en-Bresse vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bourg-en-Bresse family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Not to be missed in Bourg en Bresse, the Church of Brou and her beautiful monastery. The hook on the road is worth the trip. And. And lunch is face to the very good hostel Bresse!
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  • August 14, 2017
    While work the monastery remains superb sound good and free light from 10 hours of the restaurants just in front
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  • August 12, 2017
    Everyone can juxtapose the superlatives for this masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art. The godmother of Charles the Quint did it build in memory of her husband Philibert the handsome. St Peter Chanel, well known to my friends in the Pacific are studied.
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  • July 31, 2017
    This monastery is beautiful. It was very fun to explore.
  • July 31, 2015
    super
  • April 12, 2011
    Super
  • August 4, 2017
    If you like scaffolding, enjoy the outside. They are also beautiful inside. No decoration. No statue. No table. But the price remains the same. Prefer a traditional meal at the cottage, almost ' in front.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Case study in France, the royal monastery of Brou is a heritage site that is both a monument and a museum. Wonderful for an enthusiast of architecture and history... If you been there, not to be missed!
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