Escurolles, Église Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Juliette

    Parish of the former diocese of Clermont, given in 983-4 to the abbey of Cluny by Ermengarde, wife of Archambaud I of Bourbon. A nave of three bays is covered with a pointed barrel vault and quadrant vaults in the aisles: it has lost (1908) its western bay and west tower and porch. The transept projects very slightly beyond the nave: the crossing covered with a domical vault on squinches opens into transept arms with N-S pointed barrel vaults; a triple-apsed composition completes the church to the east. This is high quality ashlar construction. The nave with its massive flat-sided piers is sometimes put in the 11th century (Genermont).