Royal Monastery of Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse

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Royal Monastery of 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.  Before you head to Bourg-en-Bresse, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bourg-en-Bresse visit planner , to make sure you see all that Bourg-en-Bresse has to offer, including Royal Monastery of Brou.
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  • A masterpiece of architecture for this monastery houses the tombs of Marguerite of Austria and Philibert of Savoy. Visit deserves to be with a guide in order to have information on the details of the tombs and stained glass. You can visit also three very beautiful cloisters adjacent to the monastery. A part of the Museum features the works of famous painters as well as information about the construction of the monastery A must see during a stay in Bresse.
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  • It is impossible to take your eyes off the stone lace ... But wood! And stained glass Windows! So beautiful that it's hard to pick up the words. Monument to love, the remainder of the century. Despite the Tomb, there is a heavy oppressive feeling. You can work around for an hour, and you can also spend a whole day here.
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  • Beautiful church where the tomb of Marguerite of Austria and Philibert the handsome, splendid stained glass, beautiful sculptures, an exhibition of paintings to see. When you are finished visiting the church there is the monastery with its beautiful gardens. Come see the beautiful play of light on the façade of the Church of Brou summer in the dark. A real pleasure for the eyes. A must see.
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  • This monastery is beautiful. It was very fun to explore.
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  • After renovation, this building is magnificent. The tour is very interesting. The illuminations make us rediscover every detail the architecture of this building.
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  • Original for its time, very interesting architecture. Tour recommended, with guides who will introduce you to the small juicy details (signatures hidden of the sculptors and stone-cutters, little visible dragons, etc.)
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