Historic site and monument
in Saint-Paulien

Eglise collégiale Saint-Georges

Open daily in July and August. Possibility of visit with audio-guide in July August or on group reservation.
Romanesque building from the XNUMXth, XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, large choir and single high nave, Romanesque style apse with sculpted capitals.

The church was built in three campaigns during the 1840th, 1840th and 1034th centuries. It is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since XNUMX (first list of French historical monuments of XNUMX, which included XNUMX monuments.)
It has retained its typically Auvergne Romanesque appearance characterized by a combination of polychrome stones. The machicolations, the parapet walk and other defensive elements remind us that the church was fortified. The bell tower, restored in the 1953th century, was fitted with a spire in the XNUMXth century. The visitor is always impressed by the width of the single nave covered with a pointed barrel vault. The stained glass windows installed in XNUMX are the work of a glass painter, Jacques Le Chevalier, they have recently been restored. Its organ dating from the XNUMXth century has also been given a new lease of life. Of recognized acoustic quality, it has hosted the prestigious Chaise-Dieu festival for several years for a cappella concerts and organ auditions. It also recently obtained a star in the Michelin guide.
Tips and Suggestions

visit with audioguide coupled with the Gallo-Roman museum

We speak French

Themes:

  • Historical patrimony
  • Religious Heritage

Location details

  • Village center

Visit

Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min.
Average duration of the group visit: 60 min.
Minimum group size: 25 people

Language(s) of the visit

French

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visit services

  • Unguided group tours permanently

Opening

Opening hours from October 01, 2024 to April 30, 2025
MondayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.
TuesdayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.
FridayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.
SundayOpen from 08:30 a.m. to 16:30 p.m.

Prices

Free

Services

Equipments

  • Public toilets
  • Parking nearby

Services

  • Catering
  • Guided tours
  • Take away meals / Ready meals

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Address

Saint George Square
43350 Saint-Paulien
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