Monastere Royal de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse

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Monastere 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.  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 Monastere Royal de Brou.
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  • Margaret of Austria had this church and monastery built for her husband Philipp. It has survived in its original overwhelming beauty for almost 500 years. Its finesse is shown in the details of the...  more »
  • Beautiful place in excellent condition. The abbey church is lovely. we really loved walking about the place. Excellent permenant collection of art. We did not much care for the Special Exhibition...  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit. Good guide and worth the price.
  • Amazing place, exceptionally preserved and restored. Not to miss if you are in the area and if you are a minimum sensitive to old church architecture and all associated arts, history and... just beauty!
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