ARCHITECT, French
(active early 12th century in Auvergne)

Exterior view

1100-20
Photo
Notre-Dame, Orcival (Puy-de-Dôme)

The 12th-century Basilica of Notre-Dame is renowned as being one of the five important Romanesque churches in the Auvergne (at Orcival, Clermont-Ferrand, Issoire, Saint-Nectaire and Saint-Saturnin).

The exterior of the church has received almost no alterations over the centuries. It is perfectly proportioned, with decorative highlights including the belltower and the ironwork on the Porte Saint-Jean. Inside the church are numerous columns, arches and arcades and some decorative carved capital stones.




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