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St. Maclou's Church

3, rue Eugene Dutuit | St-Maclou, 76000 Rouen, France
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Ranked #13 of 38 attractions in Rouen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: A beautifully ornate Gothic church located on the Rue Saint-Romain.
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Toronto, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This church is small specially when compared to the cathedral of the abbey but it's still nice to visit. The exterior looks amazing, and since it's at a smaller scale, you can see details better. Check the opening times, I wanted to visit around 2pm and it was closed, I went back about 3 hours later and it was open... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's a different scale than the cathedral but it's on the Rick Steves walking tour of Rouen so don't miss the beautiful little old church.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

St. Maclou's is only open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, and my wife and I were only in Rouen for Tuesday to Thursday during a recent visit. Nevertheless, we were impressed by its white flamboyant Gothic exterior. It is a shame, though, that so many of the figures have been beheaded, probably by French Republicans after the Revolution.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This small parish church that literally sits in the shadow of the great Cathedral of Rouen was established in 1432. It was visited on a clear, blustery March day and was the highlight of my visit to Rouen. The 16th Century hand carved wooden door contains two panels with Biblical scenes. There is a large half circular, intricately carved stone... More

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was by far my favourite building in Rouen. When I visited, it was with a friend and she was leading the way. Then, we turned a corner and I stopped mid-word and just stood there, staring, mouth open. My friend said my reaction was her favourite part of our trip. I really had no idea what to expect since... More

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Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The church does not wait for you at the end of Rue de la Republique, but you come upon it suddenly to the right, looking through two apartment buildings, expectantly beckoning and at the same time resplendently laid back. One of the most beautiful Gothic churches I have seen (though that list itself is long!!). Inside, it offers a warm... More

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Patchogue, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

There was a lot of work being done at the church when we were there & we couldn't find an entrance. We appreciated the exterior. Hope you have better luck.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

If you have stamina and are prepared for a long climb the history of the church and the views will astound

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is a gorgeous church not far from the Rouen Cathedral. It was actually bombed during World War II and those scars are still visible in parts of the church. Definitely merits a visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Interesting church,lots of different altars on different levels,great place to take photos

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