St-Maclou was built in the Flamboyant Gothic style with a step-gabled porch and cloisters. It’s known for the 16th-century panels on its doors; look out for the Portail des Fontaines on the left. The church was built in 1200, rebuilt in 1432, and consecrated in 1521. Its lantern tower is from the 19th century, and its exterior was completely renovated in 2013.

Well worth a peek is the nearby Aître Saint-Maclou, 184 rue Martainville (tel. 02-76-08-81-13). Half-timbered buildings, decorated with creepy skull motifs, mark the site of a cemetery dedicated to victims of the 1348 Great Plague. It now houses the regional Ecole des Beaux-Arts. From April to October it’s open daily 9am to 7pm; from November to March it’s open Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm, plus during French school holidays. Admission is free.