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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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  • Edith Piaf, Dalida, Jacques Brel l sublimely Sung, interpreted... Marguerite d Austria wished l immortalize... L get love, with a capital A is the symbol even to this sumptuous royal monastery of Brou... C is at the age of 24 years Marguerite d Austria meet widow of Philibert le Beau, son of Marguerite of Bourbon... Inconsolable, then deciding never to remarry, she ordered the construction of this splendid religious building in memory of her late husband... Of love, the emotion (Marguerite d Austria has had an incredible destiny...), history, exceptional beauty of the place... All of this will be that you will spend an unforgettable moment in the favorite monument of the French 2014 (France 2 of Stéphane Bern show)!
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  • If you are in St. Petersburg, you won't be able to escape from the visit of the monastery and I strongly advise you to do the tour which will reveal the history of the monastery but that you will also discover small details hidden from the monastery! Bravo for the maintenance, to the staff who you charm of history!
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  • It's beautiful! a spacious, airy, luminous architecture that we are not necessarily used according to where we come from. A superb example of (true) jube, so rare are today, a few tiles pavement still in place, very beautiful recumbent. I followed partially the tour strongly interesting but attention that stops in the Church. We don't accompany you on the whole big enough site. Predict a 2-hour window seems to be honest otherwise you'll miss out on part of the site. Museum part with lapidary deposit. A moving place. A remake without hesitation.
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  • Exceptional monument, as lace stone sculptures to see absolutely. All the work of the artists and Flemish Stonecutters. Super tour
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  • This monument has the distinction of having been erected by a woman in honor of her husband. It is quite exceptional to be stressed.
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  • A monastery den'lain is a historical monuments I liked the visit to this places
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