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JudyC Nov 4th, 2007 10:51 AM

Romanesque churches in Burgundy?
I have been trying to see as many Romanesque churches as possible whereever I visit.

In Burgundy, so far my list is:

Tournus: St-Philibert,
Autun: St-Lazare,
Avallon: St-Lazare,
Saulieu: St-Andoche,
Vezelay: Ste-Madeleine,
Semur-en-Brionnais: st-Hilaire

Could anyone suggest others?


flanneruk Nov 4th, 2007 11:10 AM

Fontenay, la Charite s Loire, Charlieu, Cluny, bits of Paray le Monial though a lot's restored

Also Chapaize and Anzy le Duc.

traveller1959 Nov 4th, 2007 11:15 AM

I suggest Taizé. The church is, as all Romanesque churches, modest. But the small graveyard has the grave of Frère Roger, and the famous camp where Christians from all over the world and of all denominations meet, is a few hundred meters away. Besides, Cluny is very close.

grimmy Nov 4th, 2007 11:16 AM


Michael Nov 4th, 2007 12:36 PM

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Underhill Nov 4th, 2007 12:50 PM

There's very little left of Cluny, unfortunately.

JudyC Nov 4th, 2007 04:26 PM

Many thanks for the replies, knew I could count on Fodorites for prompt answers.

Now, just have to figure out how to get to these places by public transport next week.

JudyC Nov 21st, 2007 01:34 PM

I visited Abbaye de Fontenay today, in a gray, drizzling Autumn morning, except a lone gardener, no one else around the expansive abbey ground.

The church is Romanesque style at its most beauty of simplicity and harmony, the silence and serene are most moving.

I took train from Dijon to Montbard, then a short taxi ride.

tomboy Nov 21st, 2007 05:06 PM

I don't know if 11th century or so is Romanesque, but have you considered Branciome, near Taize?

JudyC Nov 22nd, 2007 12:36 AM

To Tomboy, Thanks for the suggestion, I haven't plan to go down south this trip, perhaps next year.

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