Romanesque Art

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Brionnais has many remarkable Romanesque churches, besides many small churches more rustic, but a beautiful architectural balance and in harmony with their environment. The circuit of these churches is available in tourist offices and point i. The CEP (International Centre for Heritage Studies) offers guided tours for groups by appointment. Tel: 03.85.25.90.29 - direction.cep@charolais-brionnais.net

Romanesque churches worth the detour
Briant

12th C. Romanesque belfry 

Fleury la Montagne

The portal and its two listed capitals are vestiges from the 12th C.

Ligny-en-Brionnais

12th C. Romanesque belfry

Marcigny

Romanesque belfry – Cluniac site

Take advantage of our tourist tools by flashing the QR code in this church.
 
Melay

Romanesque belfry

Although largely modified, the church still has a choir and transept dating back to the 12th C.

 
Oyé

Church: Romanesque belfry  

Chapelle de Sancenay: painted ceiling

 
Saint Bonnet de Cray

Part Romanesque church dating back to the 12th C. The choir, apse and belfry are Romanesque.

Saint Martin du Lac

11th C. belfry and chevet

 

Romanesque churches worth visiting
Anzy-le-Duc

3-storey octagonal belfry, pierced with twinned windows; harmonious proportions; abundant sculpted decorations.
Guided tours available for groups -
 Information: Tourist Office of Marcigny/Semur

 

 

Take advantage of our tourist tools by flashing the QR code in this church.

 
Baugy

Early Romanesque church – Late 11th-Early 12th C.
Unique nave with a powerful belfry pierced with twinned windows
100
th Cluniac site  

 
Iguerande

The purest Romanesque church in the Brionnais region. 
Fine collection of sculpted capitals – the church surroundings have been restored with elegance


 

 
 
Montceaux l’Etoile

Masterpiece of Romanesque sculpture, the portal represents Christ’s ascension. 
The recently restored interior includes some fine gothic paintings and a magnificent 18th C. funeral chapel.

 
 
Saint Julien de Jonzy

All that remains of the church built in 1150 is the belfry with its elegant proportions and a fine tympanum.

 
 
 
Semur-en-Brionnais

The last great Romanesque church of the Brionnais region influenced by the Cluniac architecture.

Guided tours available for groups - Information: “les Vieilles Pierres” in Semur-en-Brionnais Tel: 03.85.25.13.57 www.semur-en-brionnais-vp.fr

 
           
 

Take advantage of our tourist tools by flashing the QR code in this church.

Chapelle de St Martin La Vallée 

12th century – Romanesque and gothic paintings in the process of being restored

Guided tours available for groups – Time required: 1 hr - 3 € per person
Information: « les Vieilles Pierres » in Semur-en-Brionnais - Tel: 03.85.25.13.57 www.semur-en-brionnais-vp.fr

 
Varenne l’Arconce

Church built of sandstone towards the end of the 11th C.

On the southern door, a lamb bearing the cross.