ARCHITECT, French
(active around 1100 in Auvergne)

Exterior view

begun c. 1100
Photo
Notre-Dame-du-Port, Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme)

In the mountainous region of the Auvergne a group of monastery churches began to emerge from the late eleventh century onwards that were inspired both by the pilgrimage churches and by the church of Saint-Etienne in Nevers. The most famous amongst this group of buildings are Saint-Nectaire, started probably around 1080, Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand, dating from around 1100, Notre-Dame in Orcival, also begun in the early twelfth century, and Saint-Austremoine in Issoire, built around 1130.

The photo shows a view of the whole compact and monumental complex.




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