Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Bourg-en-Bresse, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 5.5 km
Ascend 80 m
Descend 74 m

Experience Bourg-en-Bresse in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Bourg-en-Bresse

Sight 1: Mosquée de Bourg-en-Bresse

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The El-Mouhsinine Mosque is a mosque located in Bourg-en-Bresse, in the Ain department. It is better known in the city as the Mosque of the White Cross, the name of the street where it is located.

Wikipedia: Mosquée El-Mohssinine de Bourg-en-Bresse (FR)

1441 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 2: De l'en-dessous

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De l'en-dessous

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

Wikipedia: De l'en-dessous (FR)

100 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

10 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 4: Musée municipal de Bourg-en-Bresse

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

The Municipal Museum of Bourg-en-Bresse or Brou Museum, is a museum founded in 1854. It has been housed in one of the wings of the second of the three cloisters of the Royal Monastery of Brou since 1922. It presents a rich collection of paintings, particularly Flemish and French, from the fifteenth century to modern art. Sculpture is also represented, especially ancient religious sculpture. The museum's main collection is made up of 120 paintings donated in the mid-nineteenth century by Thomas Riboud (1765-1835), a lawyer and deputy for the Ain who saved the abbey from destruction and protected it as a national monument.

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

117 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Tolentin de Brou

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

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

134 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Philibert et Marguerite

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Philibert et Marguerite

Philibert and Marguerite 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 was at the origin of the creation of the royal monastery, intended to house the body of her late husband Philibert II of Savoy.

Wikipedia: Philibert et Marguerite (FR)

814 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 7: 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 for good in 1963.

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

1357 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 8: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a basilica in Bourg-en-Bresse, built in the station district. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart and depends on the diocese of Belley-Ars.

Wikipedia: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Bourg-en-Bresse (FR)

1155 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 9: Maison au 30 rue de la République

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The Maison du 30 rue de la République is a house located in Bourg-en-Bresse, in the department of Ain, at 30 rue de la République, at the intersection with the impasse Littré.

Wikipedia: Maison au 30 rue de la République (Bourg-en-Bresse) (FR)

381 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Musée de la Mécanographie

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Musée de la Mécanographie

The Museum of Mechanography is a museum dedicated to mechanography, and therefore to old typewriters, calculators and accounting machines, located in Bourg-en-Bresse, in the Ain.

Wikipedia: Musée de la mécanographie de Bourg-en-Bresse (FR), Website


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