St. Rémy Church

Dieppe, France

The first Saint-Rémy church, of which only the tower remains today, was built in the 13th century. It was built at the foot of the hill on which stands the castle. The church gradually fell to ruins and the new Saint Rémy church was built in the heart of the town. It was Thomas Bouchard, deputy mayor and treasurer of the parish who laid the first stone in 1522. The gothic centre, surrounded by an ambulatory and radiating chapels, was completed in 1545, but the influence of the first French Renaissance was already visible in the décor.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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uk.dieppetourisme.com

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Gregos VALMONT (2 years ago)
Lieu magique, à ne surtout pas louper.
luc vallois (2 years ago)
Une église qui mériterait des travaux importants
Siegfried Wolf (3 years ago)
Das müsst ihr sehen, Einzigartig.
Mira Demeter (3 years ago)
Just wonderful. This building is classé au titre des Monuments Historiques. It is indexed in the Base Mérimée, a database of architectural heritage. This church of Saint Remy in Dieppe, France is wonderful. It was open we walked around, just fantastic building the architecture is impressive. Worth visiting if in Dieppe. contribution voluntary. Family friendly, accessible with a buggy or wheelchair.
Artur Mikonowicz (3 years ago)
Stary zabytkowy kościół trafiłem akurat na koncert chóralny we wspaniałej aranżacji.
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