St. Jacques Church

Dieppe, France

Built between the 12th and 16th centuries, the Saint-Jacques church bears evidence to various epochs. A first church was constructed on the remains of the small chapel of Sainte-Catherine, which itself was destroyed in 1195. The church that we see today, dedicated to Saint-Jacques was built around 1283. The church on the sea route of pilgrimage to Saint-Jacques of Compostella, was of vast proportions. The building was however not finished until the end of the 16th century. The architectural evolution of the church allows us to follow the traces of Gothic art over 4 centuries.

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Founded: 1283
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Robert Anscombe (5 months ago)
Beautiful church in the midst of being restored. The stained glass windows as amazing. They must be seen on a sunny bright day, withthe sun streaming in. So peaceful and calm.
Terri Lynn (6 months ago)
Magnificent piece of architecture. Intricate work and beautiful stained glass
Gary Busby (13 months ago)
Lovely old church full of character
Trudie Godfrey (2 years ago)
A really great opportunity to walk around and see close up remains of the wartime cannons. Some are more intact than others. It really brings home the scale of the weaponry used and the history that sits behind it. New updated parking and visitor facilities. Excellent afternoon out.
J B (4 years ago)
Please maintain the church better!
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