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A Guided Tour of the Royal Monastery of Brou and the Medieval City of Pérouges

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Duration5h00
Discovery
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Trip
Duration5h00
Discovery

We’ll leave Belleville by coach for the Royal Monastery of Brou. Discover why this Flamboyant Gothic-style church was voted the French public’s favorite monument in 2014. After the death of her beloved husband, Philibert the Handsome, Margaret of Austria decided to build a mausoleum complex for the sumptuous tombs of Philibert, his mother, and herself. She commissioned some of the best architects in Europe to work on the structure from 1505 to 1532 when it was completed. The church is notable for its Burgundy-style glazed tile roof, wonderfully preserved decor, marvelous sculptures, and impressive stained glass windows. The delicate stonework found inside and outside the church resembles fine lacework. The tombs themselves, created by Conrad Meit, are a fascinating study of history and art. We’ll then continue on to the medieval city of Pérouges, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Pérouges sits atop a small hill that overlooks the Ain River in the distance. The cobblestone streets and medieval homes were built over six centuries ago and truly feel like something straight out of a classic novel. The Place du Tilleul, home to a linden tree that is over 220 years old, is the quintessential spot to take in the village’s timeless charm. We’ll return on board in Trévoux.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

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This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises
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Next departures:  06/08/2023, 30/08/2023
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Discover the Rhône through an offbeat, seven-day cruise. See each city differently as you retrace the footsteps of the artists and celebrities who influenced their cultures.
From Alphonse de Lamartine's Mâcon to the side trips to Paul Bocuse's Lyon and Van Gogh's homestead in Arles, each excursion will bring you to the core of the city and its history. 
Discover unusual sites such as the Quarries of Light in Les Baux-de-Provence and the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives.
This cruise on the Saône and Rhone Rivers overflows with the vineyard landscapes and limestone cliffs of southern France.

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