The church of Chissey, between Cluny and Tournus, has a beautiful Romanesque church to be noted above all for its slender bell tower and its historiated capitals. From the early 12th century church still remain the nave and bell tower. In the middle of the 19th century, the transept and the choir were rebuilt on the west side and a new portal replaced the Romanesque apse on the east side. From the outside, you can admire the high three-storey bell tower with twin bays and Lombard bands under a high stone pyramid. The Romanesque portal on the north side, under the sculpted modillions of the nave, has a multi-lobed tympanum with remains of paintings. Inside, it is the harmony of the nave that strikes with its four spans under a broken cradle, the double arches of which fall on columns engaged between arches on pilasters in the side walls. There are six sculpted capitals, which are the only historiated capitals of churches in Mâconnais, poorly restored in the 19th century. The capitals represent the Nativity with the Annunciation and the Annunciation to the Shepherds, three scenes of King David with the fight against Goliath, two demonic masks spewing foliage foliage, winged dragons and foliage. The church which was in poor condition for a long time has recently been restored. Also to be seen in the town: the Lys chapel.
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