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Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude, Brioude

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 130 reviews on the web
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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  • 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.
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  • Multicolor stone Basilica with the rollers (like Italian shower) ground which forms rosettes.
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  • 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.
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  • A building that I greatly advise you to go see. With magnificent stained-glass windows, and the stones which is the Basilica very atypical.
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  • I loved the modern stained glass! After I understand that would not fasse.pas unanimous
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  • Majestic
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