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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  • August 17, 2017
    Superb eardrum signed gislebertus. Unfortunately part of the Cathedral was under construction. Re discover once they completed. See also St-Lazare fountain nearby.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Nice but steep walk to the cathedral. The cathedral itself is not worth a visit but is not very special compared with other cathedrals in France. There are nice restaurants with terras around the cath...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The Cathedral saint Lazarus, Gothic style dominates the city of Autun. Beautiful gate adorned with d a last judgement. Very nice Museum of capitals to l back of the Cathedral (2 euros). Cathedral under construction by 2020.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A real gem, beautiful outside and charming inside. Of great interest is the portal, the capitals and the stained glass windows of the presbytery, which unfortunately at the moment (August 2017) are being restored. I got to see earlier and I must say they deserve!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Despite a nice façade and a very nice tympanum, the Church remains very empty... No status of low relief, of paintings... Nothing even the hotel remains very simplistic so that other churches of the same movement remains strong... Fortunately the outside is carved of multiple symbols.
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  • July 13, 2017
    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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  • June 10, 2017
    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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