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Address: Issoire, France

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Interesting town unspoilt by mass tourism. The Abbey church is an outstanding example of Romanesque architecture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting town unspoilt by mass tourism. The Abbey church is an outstanding example of Romanesque architecture.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

you have to see, the architecture, the colors, the "ogive", all the nef, i am parisian and used to visit notre dame and for the "gothique" period, the must have and see is notre dame but for the "roman" period, go ahaed for this

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Best Romanesque church in the area, painted like it was done yesterday, the stained glass window were magnificent.

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Winchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The outside of the church had many small chapels clustered around the east end and the columns of the nave had been painted in geometric and floral designs which gave brightness to the church. The morning sun filtered through the stained glass windows and made enchanting patterns of colour on the floor. In the crypt was "La chasse" a turquoise... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

remarkable Romanesque church - unusually (in my experience) with richly painted columns including the carved decorations at the top

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Issoire, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The biggest of the many Romanesque churches to be found in this area. Lovely rich, wall paintings inside. 13 Signs of the Zodiac to be seen outside.

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Address: Issoire, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne  >  Puy-de-Dome  >  Issoire

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