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“Nice Gothic building” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Monastery of Brou

Royal Monastery of Brou
63, boulevard de Brou, 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse, France
04 74 22 83 83
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Owner description: 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. Open:> 1st April to 30th June: from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st July to 30th September: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Vancouver, Canada
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“Nice Gothic building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

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

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Annemasse, France
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“a must if you like Romanesque and Gothic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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."

Visited December 2012
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Lyon, France
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“Historically marvellous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 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...

Visited December 2012
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La Spezia, Italy
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“Great church!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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.

Visited August 2012
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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“very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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

Visited July 2012
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