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Address: 63 Boulevard de Brou, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
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+33 4 74 22 83 83
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09:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The royal church of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse was built between 1505 and 1532...

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.

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Nice Gothic building

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 March 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 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."

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 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...

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La Spezia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 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

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Carmel, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

While the cathedral is bare, the alcoves contain exquisite marble carvings - some on tombs, some on other decoration. This is worth a trip from Lyon.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

I love romanesque French churches and this one did not disappoint.

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