Commissioned by Margaret of Austria. After the death of her husband Philibert II the Handsome, (1480-1504), Duke of Savoy, Margaret of Austria decided to build the royal monastery of Brou outside Bourg-en-Bresse to house three sumptuous tombs (one each for her husband and mother, and one for herself). The royal monastery of Brou is formed of monastic buildings arranged around a church and three cloisters. This church is a flamboyant Gothic masterpiece, unique in France.
The favourite monument of the French. In 2014, on the occasion of the Heritage Days, the French public voted the royal monastery of Brou their favourite monument.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.