Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude, Brioude

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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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  • must see this Basilica as well from the outside that inside a wonderful little gem do not pass a Brioude without seeing
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  • Extraordinary visit of this jewel of architecture... Essential when moving in Brioude. The breath is cut off and moved the concept of beauty...
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  • the Basilica St. Julien is a marvel, especially do not forget to visit the Chapel (key to borrow at the tourist office where you can see an exhibition but also where we have a global view of the Basilica) the Chapel is not to be missed.
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  • Very nice place.
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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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