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St. Maclou's Church

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Address: 3, rue Eugene Dutuit | St-Maclou, 76000 Rouen, France
Phone Number: 02-35-71-71-72
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Description: A beautifully ornate Gothic church located on the Rue Saint-Romain.

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This stunning church is somewhat overshadowed by the larger churn just up the road, but this gem is really worth a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This stunning church is somewhat overshadowed by the larger churn just up the road, but this gem is really worth a visit!

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Saint-Maclou Church is a particularly flamboyant style of gothic, with a large five-bay porch and intricately carved wooden doors. There’s an equally interesting appendage behind the church. The Aitre Saint-Maclou is a courtyard of a large house that served as a Middle Age cemetery for hundreds of victims of the Great Plaque of 1348. The surrounding buildings, which were built... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

St. Maclou isn't as well known as Notre-Dame-de-Rouen, but it's well worth a visit. No crowds, a pleasant place to sit and contemplate the architecture. There are all sorts of eateries around the church.

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is beautiful from the outside, especially the porches, and although a specimen of renaissance gothic, not that special from the inside.

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West Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I do a lot of genealogy and was prepared to visit three churches/cathedrals where my ancestors were baptized/married or buried in Normandy. My 15th Great Grandfather, Jehan Boucher (1486-1569) was one of the architects for the King of France and worked on this church. It is documented information. We attended Mass and I was able to sing the Mass with... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice, compact in a small square even if a big structure! Used for muscal performances, there is a nice light and on the square there are small amnd old houses which shouldn t miss! And on the corner a great great cakes-shop, fresh fruit pastries the best!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is the second church of Rouen that is behind the major church. No distinguishing characteristics. Also no entrance charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A beautiful church in a lovely peaceful area - not too far from the centre of the city and worth the walk

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This church is noted as the best example of Flamboyant Gothic architecture in France. Construction of the church began in 1435. The decorations of the Church are very macabre ( dark, brooding, etc.) which is consistent with the Black Plague which was ravaging this region at that time. It's western facade is towerless with 5 gilded porches. Patrons of the... More 

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Youngstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The church exterior was being cleaned when we visited, but it barely detracted from the beauty of the church. The artisanship displayed alone in the exterior of st. Maclou is worth the visit. We were unable to enter, but the surrounding streets made the visit worthwhile also. This part of Rouen is older than we can fathom as Americans, and... More 

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