St Peter's Church of Yvetot

This modern church boasts nothing less than Europe's largest stained-glass windows!

An array of colours!

Partially destroyed during the German offensive of 1940, St Peter’s Church, which dates back to the 18th century, was rebuilt from 1951. Architect Yves Marchand’s audacious project of a 40-metre wide and 20-metre high circular nave was chosen. This modern design surprised inhabitants at the time, but the church’s huge stained-glass windows designed by famous glassworker Max Ingrand are now recognised for their artistry. Covering 1046 square-metres, they remain the largest of their type in Europe, offering a beautiful symphony of light and colours.

(c) OT d'Yvetot et sa région
(c) Plateau de Caux Maritime

Hotels, restaurants and cafés nearby

What to see and do

  • Yvetot is the capital of the Pays de Caux. The town is easily accessible from Rouen, Le Havre and Dieppe via the A29 and A150 motorways.
  • Who's never dreamt of spending the night in a treehouse? Just off the A151 motorway, in Bracquetuit, Les Cabanes du Clos Masure invite you to enjoy this unusual experience in one of their four beautiful treehouses!
  • Feeling hungry after your church visit? Head for Rétival by the River Seine, just six miles south of Yvetot. Overlooking the village and the water is the elegant Manoir de Rétival, which houses the Michelin-starred G.a. restaurant. Stunning views and beautiful cuisine!

Normandy Secrets

Discover more things to see and do in the area on our new Normandy Secrets website