The St. Bartholomew Day Massacres went on all over France and over 3,000 persons were killed. The riots occurred in Autun as elsewhere. Pierre Jeannin and his wife helped save a great many of them. Later he became a revered statesman for his community. This is why their tombs and statues appear in the Cathedral near the entrance to the Chapter House.
See St. Andrew's Gate
This gate is one of two that still remain as part of the Gallo-Roman walls of ancient Augustodunum. Fragments of the walls alsosurvive. It has two large arches for vehicles and two smaller ones for pedestrians. The top level is an arcaded gallery with 10 arches bearing Ionic pilasters.
Cathedral St.-Lazare: The West Front Capitals
It requires a detailed guide to find all of the original capitals still on the cathedral or to recognize any additions or copies, let alone hw to interpret them.Such a document is for sale. There are 6 capitals supporting the great tympanum of the West Facade that are from Gislebertus, 3 on each side above carved columns. The carving of columns is a new idea and will soon appear in the Closter at Monreale in Sicily. Columnar statues will also shortly be used in St. Denis and Chartres and there are some here in the Rolin Museum. The more medial carvings under the lintel are later additions. Going from left to right through the entire group: 1) Wolf & Crane (Aesop Fable) 20 Abraham Sends Away Hagar & Ishmael 3) Elders of the Apocalypse; (rt) 4) Presentation at the Temple 5)St. Eustace's Conversion 6) Jerome and the Lion
Autun a beautiful French town in Burgundy France.
"Beautiful Autun in Burgundy."
This beautiful town '' Autun''
is located in the heart of France .In
Burgundy ,department 71 Saone -et -Loire ,in this Town of about 18 000 people is a beautiful 12 th Century Church , called '' Cathedral
St Lazare.This Cathedral is fantastic and has so much history and the architecture in and out side is beautiful.Autun is a nice town well worth seeing.
This beautiful building isin the town's square ,I am not sure if this is the Town Hall ,but it sure looks like it .The architecture of these buidings are remarkable.France has so much history .
I would think the no 1 attraction in Autun ,the incredible Cathedral St .Lazare this Church is fantastic inside as well as outside, so much to see in this church and there was music playing while we were visiting this church.
Do not miss seeing this Church if you visit Autun ,it is a must see.