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  • 1 Abbey façade Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    F - 42190 Charlieu

    The two portals of the North façade are among the major attractions of this Benedictine abbey. The stunning sculpted decoration of the great portal dates from the 12C. Particularly remarkable is the tympan depicting Christ, enthroned and surrounded b..

  • 2 Musée de la Soierie Interesting

    Museums and art

    9 bd du Gén.-Leclerc F - 42190 Charlieu

    The Musée de la Soierie documents the silk-making traditions of Charlieu. It presents pieces made locally, such as the one worn by the statue of Notre Dame de Septembre, patron saint of weavers. It traces the evolution of the industry's techniques th..

  • 3 Couvent des Cordeliers Interesting

    Religious buildings

    chemin des Cordeliers F - 42190 St-Nizier-sous-Charlieu

    The monastery of the Cordeliers underwent thorough restoration work. The most interesting features are the capitals in the North gallery, which represent the Vices and the Virtues, in particular the ermine (purity), the porcupine (justice), the dog (..

  • 4 Benedictine Abbey Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. de l'Abbaye F - 42190 Charlieu

    Excavations carried out at the Benedictine Abbey revealed two successive churches (9C and 10C) and an 11C abbey church. From the latter, there remains the narthex (a kind of vestibule), housing a Gallo-Roman sarcophagus, and the first bay featuring c..

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