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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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  • This is a magnificent cathedral with a still-working Cavaille-Cole organ. Many of the original statues were lost over the years and damage repaired from WW II. Inspiring achitecture...a peaceful place...  more »
  • The Church of Saint-Maclou offers a unique display of Gothic architecture in Rouen, at walking distance from the Cathedral, the St Ouen basilique and the Justice palace. While touring in Rouen it is w...  more »
  • Despite walking up to this church after seeing the Notre-Dame and the Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, Maclou's facade still took my breath away. The intricate relief is such that you're left wondering about the...  more »
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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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