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Address: 3 rue Eugene Dutuit | St-Maclou, 76000, Rouen, France
Phone Number: +33 2 35 71 71 72
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A beautifully ornate Gothic church located on the Rue Saint-Romain.

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Beautiful facade and had hoped to get inside

Just a beautiful church and close to a vibrant area of shops and restaurants. We weren't able to get inside when we were in Rouen (we went back a few times to try). A small sign... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a beautiful church and close to a vibrant area of shops and restaurants. We weren't able to get inside when we were in Rouen (we went back a few times to try). A small sign on the door had opening hours and we (and others) were there at the indicated times, but no luck. Regardless the outside facade is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Maclou's Church is an important site, especially for the fact that it is in the shadow of Rouen cathedral. The delicacy of the facade, magnificent interior, the play of light in the chapels make for a warm experience. The square in front of the church and the buildings defining the space are great examples of how an urban space... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I had a lovely experience with this church. I had recently arrived in town and was wandering killing time before my hotel opened for check-in and I came upon this church. The guide book indicated it would be closed, but it was open and there was a trio of classical musicians practicing for a concert scheduled for later that evening.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We didn't get to go inside the church because it was closed when we visited. The exterior, however, is wonderful. They certainly knew how to build churches back in those days. Gothic isn't to everyone's taste but I love it. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I agree this church was even more beautiful to examine. The flying buttresses, towered, spires are amazing. It is all beautifully cleaned on the outside. Inside is majestic and the ceiling is interesting to examine.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This church is in a wonderful section of town, which alone is worth going to the area. There are a few unique features to this place such as the wooden crucifix suspended on wooden beams. It is situated on a lovely square and at the beginning of a spectacular street of half-timbered houses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The church has just been restored and cleaned and is quite a sight as you walk up to it from the cathedral. Don't forget to look at the gates--exceptional Renaissance wood sculptures, sometimes attributed to the great Jean Goujon though I personally doubt it. The local authorities are irresponsible enough to leave them unprotected which is pure madness.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The first time I visited Rouen, I was very sad that I was not there on one of the days that Saint Maclou is open to the public (Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons), because the exterior is very beautiful and I thought the inside might be equally compelling. This time, since we were staying for 3 weeks, we had ample... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The "bow" spanning the interior is very rare, so worth the visit, and it's free so don't hesitate to step in

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Everyone will be visiting the Notre Dame, but this gem is just what your visit needs to make it complete. The square is almost cosy with the well kept houses and charming restaurants.

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