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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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Stunning architecture

We only saw the outside of this church, but it was beautiful - a wonderful example of late Gothic architecture. Its setting in a rather quaint old square added to the effect too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We only saw the outside of this church, but it was beautiful - a wonderful example of late Gothic architecture. Its setting in a rather quaint old square added to the effect too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Another nice old church with a ton of history and art. The stained glass is from 15th century. Much of the glass is left survived WWII. I would make another visit to this site. You only need about 1 hour for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Church of Saint Maclou,is in a beautiful setting, and well worth the visit. Although smallish [75 by 180 feet long] the church has a richness in its decoration with perforated gables. The pointed tracery looked like flickering flames to me and typical of the flamboyant French style.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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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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