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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...more
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A stunning example of Gothic architecture and is in excellent condition. The monastery was built in the early 16th century by Margaret of Austria to commemorate her love for her late husband. The complex a masterpiece of Flemish architecture in the south of France. Surprisingly,...More
This is a great way to spend a couple of hours.
Very interesting and despite there being a charge displayed, it was free of charge
Very calming atmosphere and staff very helpful
Museum artworks displayed well
We thought that we would pop in for a quick visit before lunch at the terrible restaurant opposite, but we were enthralled. The story of the amazing woman who founded the place is such a tribute to her endurance and love.
The choir stalls re...More
We are a bit late in posting this review, having visited in August 2017!
But having confessed that, this is a stunningly beautiful monastery, with superb architectural detail, lovely vaulting, spectacular choir stalls and fine stained glass.
If you don't love it, you are very...More
The "monastery"--really a convent for nuns was founded by Margaret of Savoy, and she and her husband are both buried here. Bourg-en-Bresse is an easy day trip from Lyon and is well worth visiting, but you Must Not Miss the Royal Monastery. It's on the...More
AS you drive along the Boulevard de Brou you are struck by the huge edifice and multicolored roof of the cathedral. The inside of this monument, built on order of Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy after her husband's Philibert of Savoy's death in 1504...More
One of the most impressive motifs celebrating the lives of significant women in Christianity. While the church is a mausoleum for Phillip, his mother, and Margaret, the artisans left extraordinary sculptures, stain glass windows, and choir chairs that are classified among the best. One this...More