Rendez-vous at the royal monastery of Brou

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Rendez-vous at the royal monastery of Brou Monastère royal de Brou 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse fr

A superb mausoleum with splendid architecture,sculptures and stained-glass windows

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 testifyto the artistry of 16th century Flemish craftsmen. A museum is housed in the monastic buildings.

Tour

  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet (church, cloisters, museum):
    French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian
    Reservations: 1 week
    Duration: 2 hrs
  • Audio-guide tour (church, cloisters, museum):
    French, English, German, Italian, Spanish
    Reservations: 2 weeks
    Duration: 2 hrs
  • Guided tour (church, cloisters):
    French
    Reservations: 2 weeks
    Duration: 1 hr 30 min
  • Guided tour museum and temporary exhibitions:
    French
    Reservations: 2 weeks
    Duration: 1 hr to 1 hr 30 min
  • Tour and special workshop: Tour in sign language and visit esp. designed for visually impaired people:
    Reservations: 2 weeks
    Duration: 1 hr to 1 hr 30 min

Access

  • 35 km east of Mâcon, at the junction of the Mâcon/Geneva and Dijon/Lyon main roads
  • From Mâcon or Geneva: motorwayA40, exit 7
  • From Lyon: motorways A42-A40 exit 7
  • From Strasbourg, Besançon and Dijon: motorway A39 exit 6

Contact

Monastère royal de Brou
63, boulevard de Brou
01000 Bourg-en-Bresse
Tel: +33 (0)4 74 22 83 83
Fax: +33 (0)4 74 24 76 70
Email: brou@monuments-nationaux.fr

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