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Monastère Royal de Brou

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The Royal monastery of Brou

Chef d'oeuvre of an emperor's daughter, this jewel of Gothic ranked among the hundred most beautiful churches in France will fascinate you with the exuberance and finesse of its architecture.

From the Gallery at the jube, one of the very few still existing in France, you will enjoy an exceptional view of the choir and tombs.

The Monastère Royal de Brou is best known for Saint Nicolas’s Church. Designed in the flamboyant gothic style by the Flemish architect Loys Van Boghem, it took 25 years to build and was consecrated in 1532. The church was built on the instructions of Marguerite of Austria the daughter of the Austrian Emperor Maximilian, in memory of her late husband Philibert le Beau, Duke of Savoy, who died at the age of 24 leaving Marguerite broken hearted. Both Philibert’s and Marguerite’s tombs are located in the centre of the church. The church is wonderfully decorated with paintings by Jan Van Roome and Bernard Van Orley and sculptures by Conrad Meyt. The monastery was home to a community of Augustinian monks up until the French Revolution. Today the Monastère Royal de Brou houses an art gallery with works from various French, Italian, Belgian and Dutch artists from the 17th century up to the present day as well as a library containing over 12,000 books on the subject of art history. Located in historical Bourg-en-Bresse the Monastère Royal de Brou is the highlight of any visit to Ain.

63 boulevard de Brou
01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

Telephone : 04 74 22 83 83
Tripadvisor : https://www.tripadvisor.fr/Attraction_Review-g187110-d2397666-Reviews-Monastere_Royal_de_Brou-Bourg_en_Bresse_Ain_Auvergne_Rhone_Alpes.html

Réservation

Monastère royal de Brou • Direct
Telephone : 04 74 22 83 83
Fax : 04 74 24 76 70

Opening

From 01/04 to 30/06/2019
Opening hours between 9 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

From 01/07 to 30/09/2019
Opening hours between 9 am and 6 pm.

From 01/10 to 31/12/2019
Opening hours between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

From 02/01 to 31/03/2020
Opening hours between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Rates

Full price: 9 €
Reduced price: 7 €
Group adults: 7 €
Set price group children: 30 to 80 €.

Free entry for press, mountain guides, the drivers, Job-seeker, children accompanied by an adult, teachers, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Free:
- For under 18
- For 18-25 years the EU and non-European permanent residents of the French territory
- Disabled people and their carer
- Job seekers
(On presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months)
reduced rates, groups and school groups: contact the monument.

Ticket available at Brou Monastery and the tourist office - Contact : 04 74 22 49 40.

Methods of payment

Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques Vacances, Cash

Services

Car park