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EGLISE SAINT-VENERAND

The Saint-Vénérand church is considered one of the most beautiful Renaissance churches in Laval.

Address : Rue du Pont-de-Mayenne
53000 LAVAL
FRANCE

Presentation of: EGLISE SAINT-VENERAND

A Renaissance masterpiece

In the end of the Middle Ages, the Pont-de-Mayenne faubourg develop itself on the left bank. Consequently, the rich cloth merchants decide to build a new church closer to their houses.

Lord Guy XV layed the cornerstone in 1485. The lower parts of the main doorway still embodies the flamboyant gothic tradition of the late 15th century.

However, the church is extended as soon as 1522, with Second Renaissance additions. The higher part of the main doorway, the heavy triangular pediment, the lantern or the coffered cieling are good exemples of this style.
Opening times
Open all year round
Site theme
Church
Site category
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Architectural style of the site
Baroque
Gothic
Renaissance
Visits
Free tours (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours (individuelles): Yes
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SAINT-MICHEL-EN-L'HERM

The abbey was founded in 682 AD on a limestone islet. Following the Concordat of 1516, it became a royal abbey.