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Notre-Dame abside sept 2010 002The nave and chancel of Notre Dame Church were built in “grison“, a typical local iron based conglomerate, in the 12th century. The transept and side aisles were built in limestone and sandstone at the beginning of the 16th century. The west facing façade dated from the 17th century. The bell tower, today presenting a pigeon loft and a slate covered steeple. has been restored in the 17th century after the lightning damaging the original lantern tower. At the end of the 19th century, Dubois Abbot launched a new phase of construction work for the church : the “grison” chapels surrounding the chancel were built at that time.

Two 13th century wooden statues can be admired inside the church as well as a rich collection of 16th century sculptures.

The chancel of the church has been remodeled at the same period, including the richly decorated vault following Jean Goujon’s style.

The restoration work from 1870 followed a neo-roman style, reminiscent of the time of the foundation of Verneuil and its original architecture.


Open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday (8:30-12:30) and on Sunday (8:30 am – 6 pm).

Guided tours, in English and Spanish, for groups from 5 people, by appointment. Information at M Breton +33(0)2 32 60 04 48. 

Practical informationAddress : Place Eglise Notre-Dame 27130 Verneuil-sur-Avre