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The Royal monastery of Brou


63 boulevard de Brou
01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

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Opening periods

From 01/01 to 31/12/2018, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

From 01/01 to 31/12/2019, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


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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.

Services & Confort

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Room hire
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Tourist routes
  • Tourist brochures
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Guided tours
  • Leisure Center
  • Pokemon Arena
  • Ticketing in number


  • Lift
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Book shop
  • Entertainments room
  • Film room
  • Meeting room
  • Parking
  • Coach parking


Tarif réduit : 7 €
Adulte : 9 €
Tarif groupe à partir de 20 personnes.

Gratuité :
- Moins de 18 ans (en famille et hors groupes scolaires)
- 18-25 ans (ressortissants de l’Union Européenne et résidents réguliers non-européens sur le territoire de l’Union Européenne)
- Personne handicapée et son accompagnateur
- presse
- Demandeur d’emploi, sur présentation d’une attestation de moins de 6 mois
- Carte Culture - Carte ICOM
- Pass Éducation
- accompagnateurs/guides
- chauffeurs de cars touristiques

Billetterie disponible au monastère royal de Brou, sur le site internet du monastère et à l'Office de tourisme de Bourg-en-Bresse Destinations - Contact : 04 74 22 49 40.

Moyens de paiement

Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques Vacances, Cash

Languages spoken

English, French

Facilities for disabled

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Vertical signage of parking spaces
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building partially accessible


  • Circuits de France_POI
  • Bad weather alternative

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