The original church, dating back to the 12th century, has been continuously embellished over the centuries. Inside, the 15th and 16th century statues and stained-glass windows were donated by wealthy parishioners and craftsmen of the time. Built up against the nave, the imposing bell tower in an exceptional building, a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic architecture.
The construction of the Madeleine Tower started circa 1465 and was not completed until 1526, thanks to the donations made by the town's nobles and by Artus Fillon, a powerful figure born in Verneuil who became a canon in Rouen and then Bishop of Senlis. The artists who carved the images came from Rouen and had worked on the Cathedral of Rouen. The building, constructed using limestone with sandstone foundations, is topped with two overlapping crowns. The tower boasts more than 30 statues displayed on two levels, representing characters from the Old Testament on the 1st floor and the New Testament on the 2nd floor. The Madeleine Tower in Verneuil and the Tour de Beurre (Butter Tower) in Rouen have inspired the architects who designed the Tribune Tower in Chicago, which bears a striking resemblance.
All year round, you can book guided tours of the church, for groups of at least 5 people, by calling M. Duveau at +33 (0)2 32 39 69 20.
|Base rate - full rate adult||3€|
Free for all
- Free parking
- Electric vehicle rapid recharge
- Bicycle parking
- Groups welcome