Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude, Brioude

(4.9/5 based on 140 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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  • I'm not a lover of religious monuments or other. However, I recognize the side atypical Brioude Basilica which is an architectural jewel. The hotel, stained-glass windows, the Bell Tower... everything is absolutely remarkable and knows a huge success on the tourist map. I recommend without reservation to my friends camping forklift drivers, a tour and a stop in Brioude. He will find avenue Lamothe, close to the city center, comfortable to park their because without paying parking and no time limit. This car park has a lift giving direct access to the city centre in front of the Town Hall... Brief!... a friendly place where it is very pleasant to spend a few days.
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  • well worth a vist, right in middle of Brioude plenty of interesting things especially the stain glassed windows.  more »
  • Very nice building but few highlighted (lighting, indications...) this is a must visit if you apssez to Brioude
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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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