Eglise et crypte de Saint Julien d’Ance

This 16th century church towers above the village of Saint Julien d'Ance. Part of the facade, the door and the gargoyles with animals’ heads on the walls bear witness to its Romanesque heritage (1194).


The original church was rebuilt in Gothic style. It includes three naves with intersecting vaults and magnificent multi-coloured keystones.
If you go round the church, you will see a framework of sculpted stones around a door leading to the crypt (only three similar examples still exist in the Haute-Loire region).

Languages spoken

  • French


  • Religious heritage
  • Church
  • Crypt



Free access.


Le Bourg
43500 Saint-Julien-d'Ance