Saint-Maurice Church

Lille, France

The Église Saint-Maurice is a church on rue de Paris, in the historic centre of Lille, northern France. Its construction began at the end of the 14th century and completed at the end of the 19th century, and it was extended over more than four centuries. A hall church in the Gothic style, it was made a monument historique in 1914.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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neethu thomas (8 months ago)
Beautiful church close to city center.
Darian Thomson (15 months ago)
In some ways, this church is better than the cathedral within Lille. Upkeep is done well and clean. Friendly staff.
Don R Campbell (2 years ago)
We've visited and photographed many churches and cathedrals across Europe and this one immediately jumped into our Top 5 because of its beauty, drama and architecture. Even if the stained glass windows were the only highlight, a visit to this church would be worth it. HOWEVER, they are just one of the many highlights. The exterior detail (and restoration) is beautiful but when you walk inside you see the real highlights. Initially is seems rather simple then as your eyes adjust and you begin to notice the detail you begin to understand that you are standing in a very special structure. Grab yourself a 'self-guided tour' pamphlet (we found them on the left side of the church about 1/4 way down from main entrance) so you are able to identify the dozens of unique features.
SJ L (2 years ago)
I loved the interior of the church. Mass was open to everyone.
Gary Jelks (2 years ago)
A great church in the centre of the city. Peaceful, calm and tranquil. Entry is free and there is a great deal to see as you walk around.
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