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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J B (2 years ago)
Please maintain the church better!
Nick Wolsink (2 years ago)
Impressive and somewhat creepy building due some decay over it's long lasting history.
Gary Cope (3 years ago)
Beautiful church. I am not a religious person but will always try to have a look in a church if I'm visiting somewhere new to me. Saint Jacques didn't disappoint. You can't miss it if your wandering round the town. Well worth a look.
Antoine M (3 years ago)
Gorgeous French Gothic Catholic Church in Dieppe. Visited here 2017 and explore this beautiful city and this stunning Church. The town itself pays testament to the magnificent building. Great place for all ages. Wheelchair friendly, public parking is nearby. Blown away by the experience.
Jeff Francis (3 years ago)
Very beautiful old church in Dieppe... Most of the information scattered throughout is only in French, but still a beautiful interior, and magnificent exterior.
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