The Fine Arts Museum of the Royal Monastery of Brou

Collections guide

  • Edited by Magali Briat-Philippe, Pierre-Gilles Girault
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24,50 x 28 cm
  • Pages 176
  • Illustrations 160
  • Language English
  • Year 2023
  • ISBN 9788836653577
  • Price € 20,00  € 19,00
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Since 1922, the museum of Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain, France) has been housed within the walls of the prestigious Royal Monastery of Brou. It is home to almost four hundred and fifty works, paintings, sculptures and objets d’art from the 11th century to modern day. This guide is an invitation to find out more about the history of the museum and its collections. The visitor will find masterpieces by Bernard van Orley, Brueghel the Velvet, Nicolas de Largillierre, Marie d’Orléans, Jean-François Millet, Gustave Doré, Jules Migonney, Maurice Utrillo, Pierre Soulages or Joan Mitchell… More than one hundred and thirty illustrated and commentated works that will inspire to cross the threshold of the monastery and prolong the pleasure after the visit.


Marie Lavandier, Jean-François Debat

The Museum of the Royal Monastery of Brou, little-known gem in a flamboyant setting
Magali Briat-Philippe


Ancient sculpture: Saints and Madonnas

Middle Ages and Renaissance: between Gothic and Mannerism

The Golden Age in Europe: at the time of the Académie royale

The Enlightenment: finesse and freedom

From the Troubadours to the Symbolists: reinventing the past

Gustave Doré: the power of imagination

Figures from Bourg-en-Bresse: the face of Ain

Landscapes from here and elsewhere: from valleys to hillsides

Modernity and orientalism: faces and landscapes

Contemporary art: gesture and colours

Index of artist names