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Church of Saint-André-le-Bas& Museum of Christian Art

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Rhone-Alps, France.

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This church has survived since the 6th Century, and is these days considered a very fine example of Roman architecture in the Rhône region. The buttresses date from the 12th Century, and have helped what's left standing to remain that way. Some of the carvings and decorations are original and some are in the style of, because there are so many Roman ruins in this city the Corinthian column fashion lasted longer and later friezes were designed to compliment earlier ones.

The building is now home to the Museum of Christian Art – which is one of the main reasons to visit, there's supposed to be an impressive collection of beautifully written text as well as art, in which can be noted the evolution of the Latin text. 

Written by  Sarah Knighton.

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