St. Maclou's Church, Rouen

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#6 of 14 in Historic Sites in Rouen
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. With our international travel planner, Rouen attractions like St. Maclou's Church can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A charming small church located in the old town, within walking distance of the Cathedral of Rouen. The Church contains some beautiful works. It opens on a lined dated place old buildings of different styles. The environment is no longer lovely.
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  • Closed between 12 and 2, we return to 14.15 and then to 15 hours and it's closed for some unexplained reason, while the tourist office told us it was open. We came to Rouen specially to visit the three churches in the city supeerbes, and impossible to do. gasping right? Thanks for the info on the internet and live at the tourist office who are inaccurate... very disappointing, incomprehensible to demotivate back... Unfortunately while this Church seems to be a jewel...
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  • Although the main building was built between the 15th and 16th, the transept Tower dating back to the 19th. It has three main portals, two with Renaissance doors. It highlights organ staircase, the stained glass and the Rococo of the ambulatory confessionals.
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  • A fine gothic gem, must see.
  • Beautiful Church in the old town of Rouen. The church was partially destroyed during WW2 but rebuilt the same way.
  • Nice from the outside, but only open on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so I didn't see inside.
  • Nice from outside unfortunately it's closed now
  • Beautiful church! Very impressive.
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