Saint-Lazare Cathedral, Autun

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Famous for its Cluniac monk inspiration and Romanesque sculptures by Gislebertus, Saint-Lazare Cathedral 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 Saint-Lazare Cathedral 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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  • Beautiful Cathedral with at the entrance a magnificent eardrum, however the Interior is in the works, the side chapels are virtually all closed. A few glazed tiles roofs. A big thank you to the person at the entrance to the Chapter House (€2). She allowed us to visit 5 minutes before closing.
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  • Very nice outdoor building, tympanum at the entrance to the beautiful Cathedral. Unfortunately the Interior was under construction.
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  • Beautiful place a great moment in the history of Autun remember Rolin Museum with the tympanum of Gilsbertus "temptation of Eve"
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  • A place for cyclists and campers with tent! There was a picnic table. Delicious. It is above all a camper-camping. If tent-campers are you almost a point of interest .....
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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