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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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  • An impressive cathedral...!, full of life (the day I visited was a wedding), a sculptural architecture.
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  • Mass of twigs 1 hour majestic .orgue, good singers .easy on the eyes Church, visits are not allowed during mass.
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  • Like all old churches in Rouen, the church is very beautiful from the outside, but the inside is pretty empty (stained glass were destroyed, etc) and just spacious. But the outside is very worthy to s...  more »
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  • Saint-Malo sanctuaire ou saint-Maclov. Beauté de gothique flamboyant Normand. La place est ravissante également
  • Beautiful church! Very impressive.
  • Very nice building
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  • 被認為是火焰哥德式教堂的代表作之一,正面的尖頂拱門繁複的雕刻令人印象深刻,木門上文藝復興式的雕刻是十分出名的歷史瑰寶。
  • Impressive
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