Friday, May 16, 2014

Issoire - France

Issoire is a small city in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France. This card sent by Bernard, shows the Saint-Austremoine church.

Photo: Ed. du Lys
The church of Saint-Austremoine church was built in the 12th century in romanesque style. It is the largest romanesque church in the Puy-de-Dome department. 
It was built on the site of an older chapel raised over the tomb of St. Austremoine (Stremonius) affords an excellent specimen of the Romanesque architecture of Auvergne. There is also a clock tower and the museum of the philosopher's stone.

No comments: