- Address: Rue du General de Gaulle, 50100 Cherbourg, France
- Phone: +33-233935202
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Eglise Saint-Martin was built in 12th century in the Romanesque style. Queen Matilda bought the church for 120 pounds with Angevin patronage, St. Eligius chapel and the meadows that depend on it. The beauty of this church lies in the contrast that it offers between the medieval and striped appearance and the urban setting in which it is integrated. The entire building is covered with a slate roof at several levels and the interior is dimly lit because of the narrow openings. The octagonal bell tower stands on a square base, each of the eight plans is an arcade with geometrical decoration. The bell tower dates from the early twelfth century, and was classified a historical monument in 1943, along with the chancel and the apse of the church. In the interior, an outstanding bas-relief of the Last Supper is set in front of the present altar, which is also a classified historical monument since 1908. Highlights and must sees include:
- Bas-relief of the last supper
- The bell-tower
- St. Sebastian and Virgin with child, sculpted by Freret
Entrance Ticket Details For Eglise Saint-martin
- Entry is free.
Eglise Saint-martin Hours
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How to Reach Eglise Saint-martin
- Unable to verify Walk or hire a taxi
- Ask a local for the bus details
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14.87% of people who visit Cherbourg include Eglise Saint-martin in their plan
33.33% of people start their Eglise Saint-martin visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Eglise Saint-martin
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Eglise Saint-martin