Find here all the information to prepare your visit of the monastère royal de Brou! 


> Self-accompanied tours
With a visitors guide in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish. Length of visit: 1½ hours.
Explanatory signs can be found in the 1st and 2nd cloisters.

> Guided tours
Every day. For times, please call 04 74 22 83 83. 

> Themed tours
Contemporary Art and Brou; The five senses; The life of the monks; A history of light and colours; Reach for the sky; Hidden details; “A Sunday at the Museum” tours (From November to March inclusive).
Programme may be changed without notice, information and reservations on 04 74 22 83 83

> Family tours
Sensory tour (July and August)
“Once upon a time... the Royal Monastery of Brou”: for 5-8 year-olds and their parents.
“Tell me about the Royal Monastery of Brou”: puppets, story rugs, foam models, etc. For 2-5 year-olds and their parents.
Information and reservations: 04 74 22 83 83

> Youth tours
Alaric on a quest for the monastery? Discover the life of a future monk who is barely 8 years old, while visiting the entire Royal Monastery of Brou, the Church, the three cloisters and the dormitory.
Booklet (2 euros) with games and puzzles for 6-10 year-olds and their parents.

> Youth workshops
Wednesday Workshops. One Wednesday a month, young people come to discover archaeology or the visual arts.
For 7-12 year-olds
Programme, information and reservations: 04 74 22 83 83

> Private tours

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> Guided tours for groups
The visitors department offers group tours accompanied by a mediator. Tailored to your specific needs and wants, these guided tours can be general or theme-specific.
Information and prices at 04 74 22 83 83.
For tours in other languages, contact Bourg-en-Bresse Agglomération Tourist Information Office for information and bookings: 04 74 22 83 55 /

> Tours for school groups
The visitors department welcomes and accompanies students with a number of fun, interactive activities to learn about the monument, the museum and the collections (art history and plastic arts). These activities are usually presented in two 1½-hour sessions.
Information and registration: 04 74 22 83 83

> Educational workshops
Visit the dedicated page


> Audio tours
Available in French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.
Length of visit: 1½-2 hours
Price on top of admission: €3

Specific public

> Tours for visitors with special needs
Aimed at organisations working with people with special needs, we have designed an offer adapted to the needs of people with disabilities, both adults and children, in groups or individuals.
Practical art workshops are also an opportunity for everyone to discover the Royal Monastery of Brou.
Information and bookings on 04 74 22 83 83


Services and comfort

> Gift and book shop

> Parking incl. for disabled visitors

> Toilets

> Rest area

> Left-luggage office

> Baby-changing table

  • Librairie-boutique Gift and book shop
  • Toilettes Restroom
  • Parking PMR Parking / Disabled visitor parking


> Access for the Physically Impaired on the ground floor

Tours are available for the Hearing Impaired with audio induction loops.
Tours are also available in French Sign Language, booking required, as well as for the Visually Impaired.
Tours are available for visitors with Developmental or Learning Disabilities, booking required.

> The church, the ground floor of the three cloisters and the refectory are accessible for the Physically Impaired.
Access to the rood screen entails climbing a 32-step staircase.
The temporary exhibition rooms are on the ground floor, but the inside doors are of reduced width (less than 80 cm). The museum’s permanent collections are on the 1st floor with access by a 30-step staircase.
Adapted toilets can be found in the 1st cloister and in the activity rooms.
The lift can be used for access to the art workshop (80-cm wide).
A wheelchair and folding chairs are available for loan upon request.

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