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Eglise Notre Dame de St Lo

Place Notre-Dame, 50502 Saint-Lo, France
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A poignant reminder

It was wonderful to see how the church was tastefully restored from the devastation of the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Sympathically restored after the St Lo bombing - wonderful stained glass.

Heavily bombed, the town of St Lo suffered 90% loss of it's buildings. This church lost one of it's... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Susan T
Saint-Lo, France
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Place Notre-Dame, 50502 Saint-Lo, France
Place Notre-Dame, 50502 Saint-Lo, France
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

It was wonderful to see how the church was tastefully restored from the devastation of the bombings. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Heavily bombed, the town of St Lo suffered 90% loss of it's buildings. This church lost one of it's towers but has been cleverly rebuilt in reflection of its original state. The stained glass windows are fabulous. Telling stories and celebrating local trades. Parts of...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Having walked around the Ramparts it was a pleasant experience to enter the peace and tranquility inside the church. The sight of the mighty Bell was another reward as was the modern organ loft and pipes.

Thank unclebobjim
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Church is the centre piece of the heavy price paid by the French for Liberation in Saint Lo.It has stillnest that isn't always felt in other church's...... Also outside is the Bronze Doors, 3 in number, one of the treasures of the town.walking round...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The evidence of war is obvious, not last as the church shows much of the damage caused in June 1944. The town, freed from tyranny arose from the ashes, do stop and look at town and church images inside the church, it offers a 'then...More

1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The church makes a very poignant reminder of the effects of war and how there are no winners only degrees of losing! It is interesting to see how the rebuilt west end has been constructed in a different stone so that the difference is obvious.

Thank Peter Y
Reviewed 16 April 2016

A Church building that shows the scars of history but still beautiful and a place of worship. To see an unexploded bomb in the wall and to see in the museum inside the rubble that was this building in such recent history is shocking as...More

1  Thank Andy P
Reviewed 18 March 2016

My, how this cathedral suffered in WW2. I suppose it was lucky to escape full demolition from the US blanket aerial bombardment in 1944 and the principal part remains. Inside are photos and exhibits of medieval carvings which it was not possible to incorporate into...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Another moving visit to a church, which somehow mostly survived the ravages of the D-Day bombing. The outside pulpit was something we hadn't ever seen before.

Thank Tel57
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We spent some time in this once beautiful church. It was bombed extensively during the second world war and sustained massive damages, Over the years parts of the church have been restoredm the rest left as it was. It makes you appreciate just what happend...More

1  Thank Clareville251
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