Notre-Dame-des-Marais Church

La Ferté-Bernard, France

Notre-Dame-des-Marais in La Ferté-Bernard is a jewel of the flamboyant Gothic style, built on drained marshes between the 14th and 17th centruries. 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.

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.

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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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Laurent Martin (2 years ago)
A necessary renovation which is in progress and which is already restoring elegance to the central square.
Caroline Titley (4 years ago)
Good wheelchair access and nice people. This church itself is outrageously beautiful.
Gill Faragher (4 years ago)
Beautiful
Thiago Tomé de Souza (5 years ago)
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Shane McCarthy (5 years ago)
Built during the 16th century,the stained glass windows are so beautiful.
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