Cléry Abbey Church

Cléry-Saint-André, France

The earlier church of Cléry-Saint-André Abbey from the 13th century was destroyed in Hundred Years' War in 1428. Only the tower survived until in 1449 Charles VII and Count Jean de Dunois ordered to build a new church. It was completed in 1485. The nave is 80m long and 27m high. The altar dates from the 19th century. The most notable inventory in the Cléry church is tomb of Louis XI of France. He was buried to the church in 1483.



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Founded: 1449-1485
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)


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Jean-Paul FURIC (13 months ago)
A very beautiful place steeped in history where the flamboyant Gothic gives meaning to the spiritual. To visit absolutely... Along the Loire, there are not only castles!
Jean Michel CONNOIS (16 months ago)
Stunning gothic basilica. In such a small village. Impressive. When you step inside it is grand. Magnificent tomb of Louis xi. Some beautiful old stained glass windows. Suberb chapels. Admire the details of the carvings. The set is very beautiful, very interesting, great history of France and it's free
Alastair McKenzie (2 years ago)
Not really into cathedrals but this one with its Louis XI connection is quite interesting. In one of the side chapels, the local tourist office have set up a rolling video presentation on the cathedral in French & English.
stephane-andre bourgeois (2 years ago)
Very beautiful church all in stones, a remarkable, religious and historical place, a king of France is buried there, very beautiful black virgin, a beautiful place of pilgrimage in the Loire Valley ....
Jeroen Nasnl (2 years ago)
Huge church for the village it's in. Very nicely restored and with a surprisingly good video presentation (free). Well worth the visit. Nice detail: electrical holy water dispenser.
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