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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.

Westfront der Kirche Saint-Julien

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.

Blick von der Terrasse vor der Kirche auf den Ort

View of the village from the terrace in front of the church.

Innenansicht Saint-Julien

Interior view: View to the altar

Blick zur Orgel

View to the organ

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Romanesque capitals

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Baptismal font


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Way of St. James: St-Jeures - St-Julien-Chapteuil