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Cathedrale St-Lazare, Autun

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Famous for its Cluniac monk inspiration and Romanesque sculptures by Gislebertus, Cathedrale St-Lazare highlights Romanesque art as the seat of the Bishop of Autun. View the column capitals and the main façade embellished with realistic sculptures and artwork that were commissioned as a means of teaching Christian ethics through dramatic scenes of heaven and hell. Complete your trip with the famous "Last Judgment" by Gislebertus located in the west tympanum. Make Cathedrale St-Lazare a centerpiece of your Autun vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Autun vacation builder.
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  • If you're in Autin, the cathedral is worth a walk up to. The outside is quite detailed and you can walk all round it and go inside. It isn't the most beautiful of cathedrals we have been to, but there...  more »
  • Because of a strange attempt at modernization in the early 18th century, the tympanums (or tympani for Latin literati) were saved from vandalism during the French Revolution. The bishop had ordered th...  more »
  • Lovely cathedral with its coloured tiled roofs typical of Burgundy. We went in a few times whilst staying in Autun and most times it was being used by the community, which is great to see in this day ...  more »
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  • As former sleepy towns seats Episcopal cathedrals are excessive compared to their population. This is the case in Autun. That gives the feeling of a nice stone ship failed here randomly the fortunes of sea. The romano-Gothic building is nice and bright.
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  • One of the most beautiful Romanesque cathedral although many subsequent parts are Gothic the specificity of this church is based on the sculptor Gilbertus tents and designer especially the masterwork above the front door of the Cathedral (eardrum in scholarly term) representing the last judgment this Cathedral had the young Bishop talleyrand today with the arrival of the manechanterie of the BCCP you can be happiness to attend an office they animation, otherwise the happiness will be too intense with the participation of the choir of the choir of young girls which the conductor is other than ' Hugo Gutterez artistic director of the bccp
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  • the Cathedral St-Lazare maintain a good heritage that deserves our attention.observez the last judgement detail is has see we can't say anything more
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  • A highlight of this ancient Roman city. Remarkable carved tympanum. Very nice paved over the square.
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