St-Maclou Church, Rouen
The Église St-Maclou is a Gothic church located just across the street from the cathedral in Rouen.
History of St-Maclou Church
St-Maclou was built in 1200 and rebuilt 1437-1521. The tall lantern tower was added over the crossing in 1868.
What to See at St-Maclou Church
Built in a Late/Flamboyant Gothic style, the Church of St-Maclou stands on a square full of picturesque old Norman crooked-timbered buildings.
The west front features five portals of equal height and a magnificent step-gabled porch, whose two doors bear fine 16th-century wood carvings of biblical scenes, probably by Jean Goujon.
Inside, pictures dating from June 4, 1944, document St-Maclou's destruction and its subsequent restoration during the war.
The Aître St-Maclou, immediately to the east of the church, was a cemetery for plague victims and an integral part of the St-Maclou complex. It's now a tranquil garden of the Fine Arts school, but the lower story of the surrounding buildings still bears the deathly decorations of its darker past.
Quick Facts on St-Maclou Church
|Names:||Église St-Maclou · St-Maclou Church|
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|Coordinates:||49.439752° N, 1.098367° E|
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- Darwin Porter, Frommer's France 2007 (October 2006).
- Rough Guide to France 9 (April 2005), 396.
- Eglise St-Maclou - Planetware
- Photos of St-Maclou Church - here on Sacred Destinations
Map of St-Maclou Church, Rouen
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