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''Dating back to the eleventh century, rebuilt in the thirteenth century and the fourteenth century, the Church of Our Lady of Semur-en-Auxois in the department of Côte-d'Or in the Burgundy region, is a Gothic building, which testifies the importance of the city during the Middle Ages and the evolution of religious art Bourguignon to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, eras of its latest revisions-
The façade overlooking the square Notre Dame, has two square towers while the transept is topped with an octagonal belfry.Preceded by a wide porch with three portals of the fifteenth century, the nave, dating from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, surprises by its narrowness and its elevation.She has eight bays, the choir of Benedictine type comprising three.The apse ends with three chapels.On the lower north side succeed since the transept chapel butchers, the chapel of the drapers (XV century), St. Barbara Chapel (XVI century), the chapel of St. Lazarus which is deposited a Focus polychrome tomb of the late the fifteenth century was attributed to Antoine Le Moiturier.The door of Bleds, in the north, has a carved tympanum of the thirteenth century, recounting the Doubting Thomas and the evangelization of the Indies. The old door hinges were restored in 1846 by the wrought iron craftsman Pierre Boulanger also realized the iron fence forged gate of the Notre Dame

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