Eglise Notre-Dame de Carentan (Manche)


Notre Dame de Carentan church is the strategic center of the town of the same name, in the heart of the Parc naturel du Marais in Normandy.

A treasure trove of Norman religious architecture, this 11th-century church was originally built in the Romanesque style (few vestiges of this period remain apart from the transept) before being rebuilt in the Gothic style.

The church of Notre Dame de Carentan boasts a splendid collection of 15th, 16th and 19th century-stained glass windows, as well as contemporary windows created following the liberation of Carentan during the Second World War. A magnificent 16th-century Chapelle du Rosaire adorns the apse.

The project to restore the masonry on the south-east façade has brought together the local community, both the town and the association responsible for preserving the church. Concerts and events are also regularly organized, helping to bring the Notre Dame de Carentan church to life.

Restoration Project

Restoration of masonry on the church’s southeast façade.

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Grant Sponsor

FHS Philadelphia Chapter