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. Put Cathedrale St-Lazare into our Autun travel planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very beautiful cathedral but unfortunately some in works ... this does not prevent us from enjoying this monument! magnificent stained glass windows, not to be missed when visiting Autun
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  • The famous eardrum of the cathedral bears the mark of a great artist "Gislebert" who does not hesitate to sign his work and create slender and supple bodies reflections of a humanity moving around one of the most beautiful Christ that is The interior mixes novel and Gothic in a sober and luminous harmony Do not fail to observe up close the original Romanesque capitals deposited in the chapter house as well as fragments of the tomb of Saint Lazarus on display at the Rollin Museum... a pinnacle of Romanesque sculpture
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  • Absolutely worth seeing: The youngest dish of 1135!! by Master Gislebertus (lettering in the middle) in the Tympanon at the west portal (main entrance). Note the cheating archangel, who pushes the scale down with both hands, on the other side a thick demon with toad resists. The church is again Romanesque in the style of Cluny, all architecturally perfect straight. Also look closely at the 100 capitals (half with figures), there are many well-known stories to discover, the originals were also from the workshop of Master Gislebertus.
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  • Worthy trip to this town. The interior is undergoing major rennovations so only back portion open to public. continue behind and up street to right to a local pottery maker who is in her eighties and been crafting since the 50s.
  • The cathedral is being restored so 90% is closed. Tourist information failed to mention this so we walked up there basically for nothing. What is accessible is beautiful.
  • what a cathedral, one of the best in whole France
  • Currently undergoing extensive interior repair, unknown when complete.
  • Belle architecture!
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