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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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  • One of the most impressive motifs celebrating the lives of significant women in Christianity. While the church is a mausoleum for Phillip, his mother, and Margaret, the artisans left extraordinary scu...  more »
  • Beautiful roof and the park. Inside the stonework is really elaborate. Larger than expected, put some time aside to see this.  more »
  • The church that is part of the Monastere is really worth the trip. Flemish gothic style and extremely well conserved the Monastere really shows what is was build for --- gratitude to God to keep the h...  more »
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  • The most beautiful monument of Bresse. The roof is simply a work of art that can be seen for kilometers. Its cloister is remarkable. We had made our wedding in 2001 photos... Must visit if you're in the neighborhood.
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  • Beautiful, I hope that the State will allow its resacralization to hear singing Gregorian and no more average concerts or exhibitions sopos.
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  • This very fine monument has the distinction of having been erected by a woman, Marguerite of Austria, in honor of her husband, Philibert the handsome. It is quite exceptional to be stressed, particularly in this era of feminism. I propose that Marguerite of Austria is proclaimed patron of the loving wives.
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