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. Make St. Maclou's Church a part of your Rouen vacation plans using our Rouen trip site.
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  • Rouen has three outstanding Churches: the imposing Rouen Cathedral, the Saint-Ouen Abbey and this one - St. Maclou Church. You cannot tell which one's more beautiful, so I suggest visiting all three.....  more
    Rouen has three outstanding Churches: the imposing Rouen Cathedral, the Saint-Ouen Abbey and this one - St. Maclou Church. You cannot tell which one's more beautiful, so I suggest visiting all three.....  more »
  • After visiting the Rouen Cathedral we came to see the St. Maclou's Church. This is like the small brother of the cathedral. A must to see! 
    After visiting the Rouen Cathedral we came to see the St. Maclou's Church. This is like the small brother of the cathedral. A must to see!  more »

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