9 Sights in Bourg-en-Bresse, France (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Bourg-en-Bresse, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.

List of cities in France Sightseeing Tours in Bourg-en-Bresse

1. Musée municipal de Bourg-en-Bresse

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Musée municipal de Bourg-en-Bresse Jochen Jahnke 10:02, 9. Aug. 2007 (CEST) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The municipal museum of Bourg-en-Bresse, founded in 1854, is housed in one of the wings of the second of the three cloisters of the royal monastery of Brou. It presents a rich collection of painting, especially Flemish and French, from the fifteenth century to modern art. Sculpture is also represented, especially ancient religious sculpture. The main collection of the museum is composed of 120 paintings donated in the mid-nineteenth century by Thomas Riboud (1765-1835), lawyer and deputy of Ain who saved the abbey from destruction and protected it as a national monument.

Wikipedia: Musée municipal de Bourg-en-Bresse (FR)

2. Monastère Royal de Brou

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Monastère Royal de Brou Welleschik / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Royal Monastery of Brou is a religious complex located at Bourg-en-Bresse in the Ain département, central France. Made out of monastic buildings in addition to a church, they were built at the beginning of the 16th century by Margaret of Austria, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. The complex was designed as a dynastic burial place in the tradition of the Burgundian Champmol and Cîteaux Abbey, and the French Saint-Denis. The church is known as the Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Tolentin de Brou in French.

Wikipedia: Royal Monastery of Brou (EN)

3. Monument à Edgar Quinet

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The Monument to Edgar Quinet is a sculpture by Marcel Mayer, inaugurated in the Square des Quinconces in Bourg-en-Bresse in November 1970. It is dedicated to Edgar Quinet, a native of Bourg-en-Bresse, and includes a bust of the character. It follows a first Monument to Edgar Quinet, a work by Aimé Millet inaugurated in the Square des Quinconces in 1883, and destroyed in 1942 by the Vichy regime, as part of the mobilization of non-ferrous metals.

Wikipedia: Monument à Edgar Quinet (FR)

4. Philibert et Marguerite

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Philibert and Margarita is a sculpture made by Richard Serra in 1985. The work created following a public commission is exhibited in the second of the three cloisters of the Royal Monastery of Brou allowing access to the municipal museum of Bourg-en-Bresse. The name of the work refers to Margaret of Austria who is at the origin of the creation of the royal monastery, intended to accommodate the body of her late husband Philibert II of Savoy.

Wikipedia: Philibert et Marguerite (FR)

5. Co-cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation

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The co-cathedral Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation de Bourg-en-Bresse, for a long time the only parish church of the Burgiens after the suppression of the parish of Saint-Pierre, was from 1515 to 1534 the seat of the ephemeral diocese of Bourg. It was classified as a historical monument on 21 December 1914. It was erected as a co-cathedral of the diocese of Belley-Ars in 1992.

Wikipedia: Co-cathédrale Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation de Bourg-en-Bresse (FR)

6. Apothicairerie de l'hôtel-Dieu

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The apothecary of the Hôtel-Dieu de Bourg-en-Bresse is the former pharmacy of the former Hôtel-Dieu dating from the eighteenth century, converted into a museum and located in Bourg-en-Bresse in the Ain. Run by nuns, it closed definitively in 1963.

Wikipedia: Apothicairerie de l'hôtel-Dieu de Bourg-en-Bresse (FR)

7. De l'en-dessous

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De l'en-dessous is a contemporary sculpture made in 1986 by Michel Gérard and installed outside the Royal Monastery of Brou, in the park of Brou, in Bourg-en-Bresse in the Ain department of France. Its FRAC inventory number is 10 475.

Wikipedia: De l'en-dessous (FR)

8. Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Tolentin de Brou

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The Church of Saint-Nicolas-de-Tolentin de Brou is a church belonging to the Royal Monastery of Brou, in Bourg-en-Bresse in the Ain department (France), which was built at the request of Margaret of Austria (1480-1530).

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Tolentin de Brou (FR)

9. Préfecture (ancienne)

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The former prefecture of Ain is a building that housed at its creation the headquarters of the prefecture of the department of Ain. Located in Bourg-en-Bresse near the town hall, the building hosts city services.

Wikipedia: Ancien hôtel de préfecture de l'Ain (FR)

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