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St. Maclou's Church

Address: 3, rue Eugene Dutuit | St-Maclou, 76000 Rouen, France
Phone Number: 02-35-71-71-72
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Ranked #5 of 37 Attractions in Rouen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A beautifully ornate Gothic church located on the Rue Saint-Romain.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: A beautifully ornate Gothic church located on the Rue Saint-Romain.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

St. Maclou's church is a beauty of Rouen. It is a great example of Flamboyant Gothic style of the 15th century, the predecessor of Renaissance. Magnificent exterior with elaborate statues and solemn interior of the church with elegant organ is a perfect example of amazing Gothic style. I still cannot comprehend in full how all these gorgeous Gothic cathedrals were... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Loved both the outside and the inside of this beautiful church - so much detail. Also look up and notice those windows which are the original windows and those which were replaced after the war - you will see the big difference!

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

we had a tour of the chuch an dI was most impressed the exterior has wonderful carved stonework lookinig like lace and ht einterior is really beautiful . it is not to be missed.!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the "other" great Gothic cathedral in Rouen. Monet did not paint 30-plus versions of it, but it is definitely worth a visit. It is mere steps away from the large cathedral. The exterior is almost like a wedding cake. The interior is pretty plain, thanks primarily to the Religious Wars and especially the Reformation; the latter stripped the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Having seen the exterior of St. Maclou’s I now know what they mean by the “flamboyant” style of late Gothic architecture that emerged as the Renaissance began to take hold. Wow! This stunningly beautiful building has so much intricate detail on its façade that it makes you wonder how they ever found the time and money to build it. Well... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This church is like a Wedding Cake on the outside and for me very disappointing on the inside. I was told that it's plainess on the inside is because it was thought at the time that people would feel closer to God if there not so many decorations, this could be true but equally it could be false!!

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The New Jersey Choral Society from Ridgewood, NJ, USA sang a concert here in July and it was magnificent. The Priest and staff were just wonderful to us. Wonderful location in a lovely, charming city. They love classical music. nt

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Surely you will not have seen such a suspended cross ever in any church or cathedral - Great example of gothic architecture; one of 3 great cathedrals or abbeys in Rouen

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The stairs to the organ loft are almost worth the visit by themselves. And hearing both tiny groups of instruments or magnificant organ-choral works in this space is marvelous. A gem of "flamboyant gothic" - tall and beatiful, but not as grand as the cathedral.

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Toronto, Canada
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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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