Collégiale Notre-Dame de Semur-en-Auxois, Semur-en-Auxois

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Amazing gargoyles adorn the façade of the Collégiale Notre-Dame de Semur-en-Auxois, built in flamboyant Gothic style dating back to the 11th century and rebuilt in the 13th and 14th centuries. Restored in the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc, the north tympanum depicts the legend of St. Thomas. Above that, you will discover the stone agricultural calendar representing the 12 months of the year. A visit to Collégiale Notre-Dame de Semur-en-Auxois represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Semur-en-Auxois trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • The collegiate church, Église Notre-Dame dominates the square. This church is an excellent example of the Burgundian Gothic, in 1225, by order of the Burgundian dukes built (completion in the 14th century). The street is here much more closely because the facades dating back to the middle ages. Unfortunately were approximately 300 homes destroyed by a fire in 1593 and the collegiate church heavily damaged. In the middle of the 19th century the église Notre-Dame substantially restored by Viollet-le-Duc. The side Portal: Porte des Bledsoe, and Antonio Sabato, so called because they used directly in the countryside came out. The tympaan tells the "gold-plated legend of the infidel Apostle St. Thomas". The small figures in the arch decorations above the tympaan images from the 12 months of the year, from left to right. On a pillar on the left there are 2 snails. In the Interior is the unusually low beam (6 m) in relation to height (21 m) and length (60 m) from the ship on. This is due to the lack of a triforium, which is rare for a church from this period. Some 15th century particularly colorful Windows with images of old crafts can be found in the chapel of the cloth manufacturers. Volunteers maintain this Church as best as possible.
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  • As part of our walking tour of Semur-en-Auxois, we visited the church and admired its design, the many chapels and the stained glass. The main altar is beautiful and the small chapels commemorating th...  read more »
  • In the center of town, surrounded by ancient houses, stands the beautiful gothic church of the 13th century. The fourteenth-century façade with a portico, snug between two towers under which three portals. The Interior is pretty tight, has three naves with several chapels and ancient stained glass windows of the sec, 14° 15° including the one representing the legend of St Barbara. The Church is certainly pretty, however the nets filled with bird droppings they leave somewhat perplexed and you spoil your visit.
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