St. Maclou's Church, Rouen

#6 of 20 in Historic Sites in Rouen
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · 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. Make St. Maclou's Church a part of your Rouen vacation plans using our Rouen trip site.
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  • another huge and stunning gothic church in Rouen, and I liked it more then the Cathedral, as it has nicer stonework and also more to offer inside. don't miss it.  more »
  • Another amazing church in Rouen, with great carvings on the outside. The rounded entrance at the front is really beautiful. Due to its popularilty it was very busy inside and we couldn't really...  more »
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