Self-guided discovery of the treasures of the collegiate church

The collegiate church, from the 12th and 15th centuries, is home to a rich heritage. This journey of self-discovery of the treasures of this building will be completed by a highlight of its statuary.

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The collegiate church, from the 12th and 15th centuries, houses a rich heritage. This path of discovery in autonomy of the treasures of this building, will be completed by a highlighting of its statuary.
The collegiate church (12th and 15th centuries), classified as Historical Monuments since 1840 houses a rich heritage: architecture, decor, sculpture. This path of discovery in autonomy within the collegiate allows to learn more about its statuary, its frescoes and its treasure.

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About the venue

Place Deffuas, 87200 Saint-Junien
  • Monument historique
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  • Édifice religieux

This collegiate church is one of the most beautiful and largest in the Limousin. Enlarged several times, it has the particularity of having a choir almost as large as its nave. In the Romanesque style, the church possessed very important polychrome frescoes symbolizing the importance and power of the chapter of the canons of Saint-Junien for the diocese of Limoges, some of which are still visible (the old men of the Apocalypse, a giant St.Christopher of Byzantine appearance, the creeping man, the parable of the evil rich and poor Lazarus).

Access: Access from the north gate.

Collégiale de Saint-Junien ©Jochen Jahnke 17:59, 8. Dez. 2009 (CET) - sous licence Creative Commons