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Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude

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Address: Place Lafayette, 43100, Brioude, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 71 74 97 49
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Very unusual stain glass windows

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

Reviewed 23 February 2017
pamela w
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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

Thank pamela w
Plymouth, Minnesota
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 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 you can see that the stonework is more varied and unique. The interior does not... More 

Thank Chip1701
Immingham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 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 the bright atmosphere.

Thank Captain_Cee
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 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 feeling of being protected, the frescos on the columns, in the choir chapels and in... More 

Thank Petra P
Tolmin, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 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
Immingham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 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
Monks Risborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 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
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 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 Chapelle Saint-Michael is the only part that charges and is open for restricted periods. The... More 

Thank Simon C
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92 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Very nice Basilique in the heart of the old town. The most astonishing is in fact the stained glass, which adds a very modern touch and interesting mix to this place.

Thank Olivier F

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