Almost 1000 years ago a castle was built here of which hardly any traces remain. The Lords of Chapteuil called the monks of La Chaise-Dieu to build a priory and the church of St-Julien here. The town gradually grew around the church. Chapteuil Pons (1160-1227) was a troubadour and a prominent politician. In one of his poems he tells how he left his love to follow the call to a crusade.
Saint Julian was a martyr in the early 12th century.
The imposing western front.
Like the cathedral in Le Puy-en-Velay, the church has a fašade that is set back and stretches far upwards. It was built in the 12th century. As in Le Puy, it is situated on a hill to which a path with steps leads.
View of the village from the terrace in front of the church.
Interior view: View to the altar
View to the organ
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