|The present gothic church which replaced the one that collapsed in 1280..|
|Saint Benigne looks amazingly calm considering all that has been done to him. Maybe that is why he is a saint.|
|The decorated tile roof, a Dijon specialty.|
|Carving over the entry doorway.|
|Looking toward the nave.|
|This side alter is done in the same colors as St Chapelle in Paris. Two of the windows are stained glass, but the two which have inside walls have the stained glass painted on the wall, instead of being glass.|
|The organ comes with an angel on top of each wood carving. They are playing an array of instruments to liven up the music.|
This building was badly damaged during the revolution with the rotunda partially collapsed. The underground level was preserved, but only because it was filled in. In 1860, excavations were started to return it into use. There is still work to be done, but who knows when or if it will happen.
|The stairs down into the crypt.|
|The large stone is all that remains of the sarcophagus of Saint Benigne.|
|Looking toward the mortuary chapel.|
|The undergound storey of the romanesque rotunda.|
|Light coming into the rotunda from above. The rotunda was built in 1002-1005.|
Going in to the crypt costs 2 euro each. We were glad we paid to see it. This is probably the best preserved crypt we've seen besides the one in St Denis in Paris. The acoustics were excellent, as I did my usual singing to check them out.