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The existence of a parish church in Rugles is evidence from the XII century. A part of the present building dates back to the XIII century, but the construction resumed at the end of the Middle-Ages, in particular the Chapel of the Virgin. Redesigned several times, the church is an example of different architectural styles : Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance.

The construction of the tower may be attributed to the Lord of Rugles « Bailly de l’Ecureuil ». This tower is 46 meters high to the weathercock.

Push open the door. Picture yourself back in 1393, two meters lower than the present ground level. In 1766 and 1888, major additional height repairs were carried out in the nave and the choir that used to be very damp. Under the choir are burried the members of the Duplessis-Chatillon family, the last lords of Rugles.

During the French Revolution, the church was assigned to the Temple of the Reason and had been emptied. In 1795, the people of Rugles demonstrated and demanded their church back. Therefore, the furniture and stained-glass windows date back to after the French Revolution period. The former stained-glass windows have been replaced by a series of stained glass made by Gsell (1849-1860) and Duhamel Marette.

Open everyday to the public from 10 am to 5 pm.

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