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Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude

Place Lafayette, 43100, Brioude, France
+33 4 71 74 97 49
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Surprising pearl

Who knows of the exploits of the local Saint Julien? Even less his basilica? Don't miss the largest... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
KeithandMaggie
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Bristol
Very unusual stain glass windows

well worth a vist, right in middle of Brioude plenty of interesting things especially the stain... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2017
pamela w
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Average1%
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Jun 19, 2018
“Surprising pearl”
Feb 23, 2017
“Very unusual stain glass windows”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Place Lafayette, 43100, Brioude, France
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Who knows of the exploits of the local Saint Julien? Even less his basilica? Don't miss the largest Romanesque church in the area with its oddly cobbled floor and fantastic capitals and if, like us, you can get close access to the fresoes with their...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2017

well worth a vist, right in middle of Brioude plenty of interesting things especially the stain glassed windows.

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Reviewed October 29, 2016

If you are or near the town of Brioude, you owe it to yourself to make a brief visit to this church in the center of town. So many small town churches in Europe look dully the same. Not this one! Even from the outside...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2016

Very traditional Basilique with lots of original paintings on the upstairs wall. Beautiful floor inside looks like river stones. Lots to see.

Thank jane s
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Even for a short visit, this basilica is worth your attention and admiration! From the multi colored cobbled floor that slightly runs down. To the bright frescos that partially still cover ceilings and pillars. The new stained glass is ugly but its color helps emphasizing...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2016

This Basilica of Saint Julieb in Brioude is gorgeous. I loved the mixture of the old Romanesque architecture with the modern windows made by Kim en Joong (a monk originating from Korea). Enjoy the atmosphere of the nave - high Romanesque round vaults providing the...More

Thank Petra P
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

This wonderful basilica with its light-dark columns somehow reminds me on Mezqiuta in Cordoba (my favourite of all kind of churches). But it also has interesting floor, stained glasses and nice painted walls. And also a very impressive exterior.

Thank Soccca
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

Have watched this Basilique improve over the last 20 years. New fantastic modern windows which change the mood of the interiour with the movement of the sun throughout the day. A history which if colourful and interesting.

Thank jane s
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

Brioude is a pretty village just a few km from the A20 heading south. The Basilique is a dramatic vision of an early church

Thank lynt72
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Reviewed August 7, 2015

A classical and living church in roman style with medieval wall paintings, traditional stained glass windows and many modern art stained glass windows by Kim En Joong, and a crypt with relics of St Julien, a roman soldier executed in 304AD under Diocletian's persecution. The...More

Thank Simon C
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