8 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 8 sights are available in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.

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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 Bourg-en-Bresse City Museum was built in 1854 and is located on one flank of the second of the three cloisters of the Royal Monastery of Brou. It displays a rich collection of paintings, especially Flemish and French paintings, from the 15th century to modern art. Sculptures are also represented, especially ancient religious sculptures. The museum's main collection includes 120 paintings donated in the mid-19th century by Thomas Lyubb (1765-1835), a lawyer and representative of Ain, who saved the monastery from destruction and preserved it as a national monument.

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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.

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3. Philibert et Marguerite

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Philibert and Marguerite is a sculpture carried out by Richard Serra in 1985. The work carried out following a public order 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 Marguerite of Austria who is at the origin of the creation of the royal monastery, intended to welcome the body of his late Maribert II husband of Savoy.

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4. Monument à Edgar Quinet

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The Edgar Quinne Monument is a sculpture created by Marcel Mayer, which was unveiled in November 1970 at Quinconces Square in Bourg-en-Bresse. It is dedicated to Edgar Quinne, a native of Burgunbrace, and includes a bust of the character. In 1883, Aim é Millet built a monument for Edgar Quinet in Quinconces Square, which was destroyed by the Vichy regime in 1942 in the process of mobilizing non-ferrous metals.

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

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The Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation Cocathédrale of Bourg-en-Bresse, long only the parish church of the Burgians after the abolition of the Saint-Pierre parish, was from 1515 to 1534 the seat of the ephemeral diocese of Bourg. It was classified as Historic Monuments on December 21, 1914. It was erected as a cocathic of the diocese of Belley-Ars in 1992.

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6. Apothicairerie de l'hôtel-Dieu

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The apothecary of the Hôtel-Dieu de Bourg-en-Bresse is the old pharmacy of the old Hôtel-Dieu dating from the 18th century, converted into a museum and located in Bourg-en-Bresse in the Ain. Held by nuns, she definitively closed in 1963.

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7. De l'en-dessous

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From below is a contemporary sculpture, created by Michel G é rard in 1986, installed outside the Royal Monastery of Bruce in Bourg-en-Bruce Park in the French province of Ain. Its FRAC inventory number is 10,475.

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8. Préfecture (ancienne)

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The former prefecture hotel in Ain is a building that sheltered the headquarters of the Ain department at its creation. Located in Bourg-en-Bresse near the Town Hall, the building hosts city services.

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