The western façade and the walls of the nave of this church are Romanesque. The bell tower, of Romanesque tradition, would be later; finally the choir is related to the flamboyant Gothic. It should be noted that this church was not transformed in the 19th century.
The parish church of Notre Dame de la Purification is located in the heart of the village of Berzé-la-Ville. Built in the 11th century, it belonged to the abbey of Cluny. From the Romanesque period, only the outer walls, the western facade and the upper bay (of the gable) in full arch, which illuminates the roof, remain. The church was transformed in the 15th-16th centuries and in the 18th century: the nave was partially enlarged, the bell tower was partly rebuilt in the 15th century as well as the choir. The most remarkable element is the painted decoration that adorns the choir, the apse and the north and south chapels of the building. It was painted using the stencil technique in the 16th century, a rare example of this pictorial decoration in Burgundy. The current openings, doors and windows, date from the 18th century.
Since 1982, the Friends of Old Berzé have been contributing to the restoration of this building, which has been listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments since 1993.
- Pets not allowed
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