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The Musée Rolin, in the 15th C Hôtel Rolin, was built by Chancellor Nicholas Rolin, an important Burgundian administrator and famous art patron. The museum is noteworthy for its early Flemish paintings and sculpture, including the magisterial Nativity painted by the Maître de Moulins in the 15th century. But the collection's star is a Gislebertus masterpiece, the Temptation of Eve, which originally topped one of the side doors of the cathedral. Try to imagine the missing elements of the scene: Adam on the left and the devil on the right. Read more...
The Cathedral of St-Lazare, one of the finest examples of Cluniac architecture, was built between 1120 and 1130. It has a ground-plan in the form of a Latin cross, an aisled nave, a plain transept and a three-stage choir with a semicircular end. The spire was built by Cardinal Rolin in the 15th C. In the tympanum of the Romanesque main doorway is a superb Last Judgment by a sculptor named as Gislebertus. Read more...
Dijon, the mustard capital of the world, is home to the Musee de la Moutarde, also known as Musee Amora. Tours of the museum are offered in English. Read more...