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St. Maclou's Church, Rouen

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#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Rouen
Architectural Building Religious Site
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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  • To think that in a few hours, given the proximity of each other, an impressive quality churches you can visit several! This is possible in Rouen.
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  • From outside is beautiful, unfortunately it is closed during the week and only open on weekends. Think about it if you'd like to schedule a visit.
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  • One word she is masterfully of remarkable beauty. A place of the heritage of the city of Rouen
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  • Nice from the outside, but only open on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so I didn't see inside.
  • Beautiful Church in the old town of Rouen. The church was partially destroyed during WW2 but rebuilt the same way.
  • Nice from outside unfortunately it's closed now
  • Beautiful church! Very impressive.
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If your main reason for visiting Rouen is its famous cathedral, which inspired Monet to paint dozens of canvasses, consider booking your room at a hotel in or around the city center. Despite being within walking distance of the cathedral and the river, hotels in this area provide comfort and privacy at modest prices. If you're looking to splurge and location isn't your priority, think about staying at a luxurious hotel-spa situated farther outside the city, where you can have access to heated outdoor pools.
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