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Monastere Royal de Brou

63 Boulevard de Brou, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
+33 4 74 22 83 83
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Worth visiting

Beautiful church and monastery in the centre of town, we arrived just as mass was about to start so... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2013
Portrush, United Kingdom
C'est Magnifique!

A must see in the area of Bourg en Bresse! This monastery can be seen from afar with its tall roof... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2013
Montreal, Canada
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The royal church of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse was built between 1505 and 1532 by Margaret of Austria as a monument to the memory of her husband, Philibert the Fair, Duke of Savoy. It is a masterpiece of the Flamboyant Gothic style and is richly ornamented with magnificent tombs, a fine altarpiece, statues and choir stalls that testify to the artistry of 16th century Flemish craftsmen. A museum is housed in the monastic buildings.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gothic style” (4 reviews)
“art museum” (4 reviews)
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63 Boulevard de Brou, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
+33 4 74 22 83 83
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Beautiful church and monastery in the centre of town, we arrived just as mass was about to start so we didn't want to intrude too much in the interior but the scale and whole Gotic building makes this must see in Bourg-en Bresse.

Thank Calhame
Reviewed 8 June 2013

A must see in the area of Bourg en Bresse! This monastery can be seen from afar with its tall roof covered in coloured, glazed tiles. It's style is flamboyant gothic and there is a nice collection of 16th century paintings and religious statues. Unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

The place is compact, well preserved, and partially under reconstruction for the moment. Definitely worth visiting if in Bourg-en-Bresse.

Thank OlgaGrigoreva
Reviewed 22 December 2012

A must see in the region, often there are art expositions for those who do not like the old stones. Do not miss the "stalles."

Thank hask74
Reviewed 19 December 2012

The buildings are simply majestic, with beautiful rooftops, flamboyant courtyards and history all over. The locals compare this to the Taj Mahal of France - I'll let you read up why...

1  Thank RussellLyon
Reviewed 17 August 2012

The church is really fantastic. There is also a good art museum inside; when I visited it, there was a wonderful Gustav Doré exhibition.

Thank Simone F
Reviewed 2 August 2012

This was very good,but the main part with the tombs is currently closed for renovations so a bit disappointing,still next time perhaps

Thank binky337
Reviewed 7 June 2012

While the cathedral is bare, the alcoves contain exquisite marble carvings - some on tombs, some on other decoration. This is worth a trip from Lyon.

Thank PatioPete
Reviewed 20 October 2011

I love romanesque French churches and this one did not disappoint.

Thank morgana3761
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