TabsImagesYour browser does not support iframes, but you can use the following link. Link Search Gallery Panoramas Search this Gallery VR Tour Your browser does not support iframes, but you can use the following link. Link Historical Images and Plans Search this Gallery Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 Description Date Begun ca. 1180 History History The church, dedicated to Saint Eusèbe, bishop of Verceil, originally formed part of a monastery built outside the city walls by Bishop Palladius (623-659) who had the apse decorated with a splendid mosaic and who was eventually buried there (as were several of his successors). Destroyed during the period of Viking attacks the church, now served by canons, was reestablished in the eleventh century. The establishment formed the center of the bourg Saint-Eusèbe. Major rebuilding took place in the second half of 12th century, starting in the chevet. There was a fire in 1216 which may have led to the reconstruction of the upper nave. The old chevet collapsed in 1530: the new chevet constitutes a wonderful conflation of Late Gothic design with "Renaissance" articulation. Plans to demolish the old tower and rebuild the nave were fortunately not accomplished. Plan The aisled nave has six bays, the westernmost one forming a kind of narthex with organ tribune. There is no real transept, the "crossing" bay being marked by the presence of a heavy tower to the north. In the chevet on straight bay leads to a trapezoidal hemicycle surrounded by an ambulatory and three chapels. Very slender supports stand in the mouths of the chapels. Significance Reference to Sens (especially the triforum) and S-Germain-des-Prés Location BibliographyPorée, Charles, "Saint-Eusèbe," Congrès archéologique d'Avallon, 1907, 188-193 Vallery-Radot, Charles, "L'Eglise Saint-Eusèbe d'Auxerre," Congrès archéologique, 116, 1958, 87-96. Branner, Robert, Burgundian Gothic, London, 1960, 31.