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A place of departure for pilgrims

Founded in the 11th century by Robert, Count of Eu, Saint-Michel abbey started out welcoming monks from the Benedictine abbey Sainte-Catherine du Mont near Rouen.

In the 12th century a confraternity was established between the abbey of Eu and the abbey of Tréport indicating that in the event of disagreement with his abbot, a monk could be received by the other community.

It will experience a lot of destruction during the Hundred Years War then the wars of religion before, like many monasteries, knowing the Maurist reform and then being sold as national property to the Revolution.

Last vestige of the abbey, the Saint-Jacques church dominates the port and the city of Tréport like a large vessel resisting the onslaught of storms. This mighty edifice seems indestructible, the dark geometry of stone and black flint of its masonry undoubtedly reinforcing this impression.

Built in the 14th century, it was largely rebuilt during the Renaissance, and has an exceptional decor from this period, in particular a series of keys hanging from the vaults of the nave, and its entrance porch whose motifs recall that s’ the pilgrims of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle gathered there. The group of the entombment, the statues of Saint Catherine and the Virgin and Child are all masterpieces of sculpture, as well as, more recently, the magnificent 17th century pulpit.

You should also admire the recently restored stained-glass windows, a set of large windows made in the 1860s.

Practical InformationAddress : 4, place de l'Eglise 76470 Le Tréport
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Free admission


From 01/01 to 31/05 and 1/10 to 31/12: Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

From 01/06 to 30/09: Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Norman Abbeys
Norman Abbeys

Abbayes de Normandie - Route historique
28, rue Raymond Aron
BP 52
76824 Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex

+33 (0)2 35 12 41 60
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