Church of Notre-Dame-des-Marais

A jewel of the flamboyant gothic style, it was built on drained marshes between 1450 and 1623. Remarkable as much by its Gothic and Renaissance architecture as by its stained glass windows (late 15th, 16th and 19th century), it also has a 'swallow's nest' organ (1536) and a 15th century alabaster treasure.

About this building

Church oriented with a Latin cross plan and Gothic style. Although the western gable façade is very sober, the rest of the exterior decoration of the building is in the flamboyant Gothic style. Inside, the church is bright and the filling of its stained-glass windows reveals skilful late Gothic forms.

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Monuments
  • Social heritage
  • Links to national heritage

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m

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