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Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude, Brioude
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
Built in the 11th and 12th centuries, Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude is the largest Romanesque basilica in Auvergne. Unlike other Auvergne churches, this basilica does not have massive oblong architecture; instead it has ornamental windows (replaced by contemporary stained glass due to their loss during the revolution) that are rare for major area churches becauss they are bay-blind framed to form triplets. Look for the beautiful exterior mosaic made of multicolored stone rosettes on the walkways and building exterior. The interior has beautiful polychrome gray, red, white, and black sandstone and marble from nearby quarries, diverse Chapiteaux (flared columns), Gothic statues and furniture, as well as wall paintings from the 12th and 13th centuries. Using our world travel planner, Brioude attractions like Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Une beauté à couper le souffle, témoignage de temps rudes mais sans doute tournés vers l'espérance... A ne vraiment pas manquer, comme sans doute tant de lieux en cette belle région.A beauty with breathtaking, testimony of time harsh but probably turned to hope... Really don't miss, like probably many places in this beautiful region.show original
basilique en pierre multicolore avec au sol des galets (genre douche italienne) qui forme des rosaces.Multicolor stone Basilica with the rollers (like Italian shower) ground which forms rosettes.show original
partie romane - partie gothique : un régal pour les amateurs d'architecture ! Des particularités intéressantes : Pavage polychrome du XII°, Vierge parturiente, Christ Lépreux, vitraux d'art contempora... read more »part Romanesque - Gothic: a treat for lovers of architecture. Exciting feature: full color paving of the XII °, Virgin parturient, Christ lepers, stained-glass windows of contemporary art.show original
Ludovic BesseyreA building that I greatly advise you to go see. With magnificent stained-glass windows, and the stones which is the Basilica very atypical.show original
Geoffrey BI loved the modern stained glass! After I understand that would not fasse.pas unanimousshow original
DUTHY AlainMajesticshow original
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