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L'Abbatiale Saint-Austremoine

Address: Issoire, France
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Issoire
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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