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

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Gilles Oster (2 years ago)
Très étonné de trouver une basique aussi impressionnante dans cette petite localité. Elle abrite le tombeau de Louis XI.
rémi Espagnet (2 years ago)
Simple et tellement lavée qu'elle perd son authenticité... Mais reste magnifique !
Stephane Cousin (2 years ago)
Ouaip,Basilique, Cathédrale,Église, c'est du pareil au même. À faire,mais il y a rien de vraiment intéressant à part la tombe du roi ( pour ceux qui auront accès ).
Schampaert Eric (2 years ago)
Magnifique basilique à quelques kilomètres d'Orléans : à priori on ne pense pas spécialement la visiter et on a tort car on découvre un magnifique monument. A visiter selon moi. Trop peu connu
Bingo Banco (2 years ago)
Incontournable. Très beau monument qui est une basilique mineure, voir le parapluie jaune et rouge. Ne pas manquer la sacristie, l’extraordinaire escalier menant à la salle du premier étage à partir de laquelle Louis XI suivait les offices en toute discrétion. Se procurer la clef de la sacristie auprès de l’office du tourisme de l’autre côté de la rue. Je recommande vivement
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