The Church Saint-Géraud



Perched on a basalt peak above the valley of Couty, you will enjoy a beautiful panorama. The church dates back to the 12th century, reworked especially in the 15th century. We still can see the vestiges of the fortified priory. Inside, we can find a Christ made of ivory.

Inside, the sculptures of the capitals, dated from the 13th century, reveal a transition between Romanesque and Gothic art with naturalistic representations specific to Gothic art and faces or masks preserving the fantastic character dear to the Romanesque style (grimaces, little realism). There is also an ivory Christ.

  • Entity information: Office de Tourisme Auvergne Pays d'Issoire
  • Themes: religious heritage, church


  • listed
  • Roman


Free of charge.


All year round, daily.

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