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Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude

Place Lafayette, 43100, Brioude, France
+33 4 71 74 97 49
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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... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
pamela w
Southampton, United Kingdom
Visit this church!

If you are or near the town of Brioude, you owe it to yourself to make a brief visit to this church... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Plymouth, Minnesota
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Place Lafayette, 43100, Brioude, France
+33 4 71 74 97 49
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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
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...More

Thank Chip1701
Reviewed 17 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
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...More

Thank Captain_Cee
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...More

Thank Petra P
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
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
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
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...More

Thank Simon C
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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