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Brou Royal Monastery

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Address

63 boulevard de Brou
01000 Bourg-en-Bresse

Website
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Opening periods

From 08/06 to 30/09/2020
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Evacuation of the monument 15 minutes before closing.

From 01/10/2020 to 31/03/2021
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Evacuation of the monument 15 minutes before closing.

From 01/04 to 30/06/2021
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Evacuation of the monument 15 minutes before closing.

About

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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.

To note :
Deconfinite works / Poems in freedom!
The Royal Monastery of Brou is offering an exhibition of contemporary art this summer. It evokes current events at the same time as the release of the reserves of works rarely exhibited. This exhibition wishes to contribute, in its own way, to a form of resilience, by bringing together poems and works, words and images.
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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

Facilities

  • Lift
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Book shop
  • Video projector
  • Paper board
  • Screen
  • Microphone
  • Chair
  • Entertainments room
  • Film room
  • Meeting room
  • Parking
  • Coach parking

Prices

Full price: € 9.50
Reduced price: € 7.50
Adult group: € 7.50 (group rate from 20 people).
School group rate: from 30 €

In order to limit waiting at reception and contact between visitors, we have implemented time stamping:
- Entrance limited to 40 people per 30 min.
- Reservation of the visit schedule recommended and purchase of an e-ticket online: speed, simplicity, security.
- Monastery cash desk open but online reservations recommended
- Do you already have your ticket? On our website, you can reserve a timetable by indicating that you already have a ticket. The entrance ticket and reservation will be requested at the entrance.

Tickets also available at Bourg-en-Bresse Destinations - Tourist office
Contact: 04 74 22 49 40.

Moyens de paiement

Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques Vacances, Cash

Languages spoken

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian

Facilities for disabled

  • Hearing disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

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