Haute-Loire
Brioude
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Brioude The Essential
Recommended
Built on a terrace overlooking the plain, Brioude is a small, bustling country town in the Allier valley with a southern feel and rich heritage. Visit the Basilique Saint-Julien, an architectural masterpiece of coloured stone, and a mix of Romanesque and Gothic art. Take time to stroll around the town's pleasant streets, admiring its well-restored façades. In the surrounding area, centuries-old churches and castles look down on the banks of the Allier river from their impregnable sites.

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Basilique St-Julien
Basilique St-Julien
Begun in 1060, the St-Julien basilica
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