Abbey Church of the Holy Trinity

Fécamp
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

A huge church, the size of a cathedral, the Abbey Church of the Holy Trinity is an impressive Gothic structure in the heart of Fécamp that is as long as the Notre Dame de Paris. A listed historical monument, the 3rd and 4th Dukes of Normandy are buried here. Particularly light and airy inside, the church is a wonderful place to spend an hour admiring the wonderful stained glass, beautiful sculptures, and a unique astronomical clock from 1667. The chapels are decorated in the early Renaissance style, except for the 15th century Chapel of the Virgin which is more flamboyant. Outside, the lantern tower standing 60m high is an imposing sight.

Nearby attractions

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Places to visit nearby

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