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. 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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  • I have not yet had the chance to visit the Interior. But from the outside the monument is absolutely sublime! I pass and go again without ever tiring, thanks to its architecture made of lace of stones, there are always light games from morning to evening. Always the same but each time different. For a bit, you might think I'm talking about a woman!... The solid wood doors were carved as only the masters had the patience to do so at the time. Just magical! I can't wait to see the inside...
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  • An unusually large church, a beautiful building, for me it was even more impressive in the evening, full of enlightened, almost majestieus it is showing off, definitely going to look
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