St. Maclou's Church, Rouen

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Considered one of the best examples of the flamboyant style of Gothic architecture in France, St. Maclou's Church was built during the transition from the Romanesque period to the Gothic. Construction began sometime after 1432; this Roman Catholic church was to replace an existing parish church that had suffered from several years of neglect. Master mason Pierre Robin created a basilica-style church with four radiating chapels around an octagonal choir. The decoration is macabre, harkening to the church's grim roots in the black death pandemic. Flying buttresses above the aisles are attached to the western wall, which features a rose window. By using our Rouen tour planner, you can arrange your visit to St. Maclou's Church and other attractions in Rouen.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beside the cathedral another impressive church build in the 15th century in Gothic style. The West porch and façade is also decorated with a high number od sculptures. The outside doors are Renaissanc...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A nice, subtle little church, that especially on the outside is decorated tastefully. In addition, the little square to the Maclou back particularly worth. Picturesque, pittoresker, pittoreskst.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Enter and open your eyes. Sometimes concerts are given at night in this church which offers the Assembly a sound like no other.
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  • August 27, 2017
    A fine gothic gem, must see.
  • March 12, 2017
    Nice from the outside, but only open on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so I didn't see inside.
  • January 17, 2017
    Beautiful Church in the old town of Rouen. The church was partially destroyed during WW2 but rebuilt the same way.
  • May 20, 2017
    Nice from outside unfortunately it's closed now
  • September 5, 2016
    Beautiful church! Very impressive.

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