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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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The details in the exterior architecture are wonderful. It is incredibly ornate and beautiful. St. Maclou should be visited while in Rouen. more »
Yet another architectural marvel. Just when you thought you'd seen all this one pops up round the corner. Rouen is certainly a place for big Churches and Catherdrals. The exterial ia a wonder to be... more »
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