This church is covered in 16th-century glazed tiles, and was built to replace a more ancient church that was burned down and significantly damaged during the Hundred Years’ War, in 1362.
Rue de la Liberté, you can admire a large gate with oak sculpture of Saint-John-the-Baptist. Go around the south side of the transcept and you’ll find an entrance, push open the door to reveal the pulpit thats dates from 1604 (Hugues Le Rupt) in red marble from Sampans, and a set of statues that date from the 15th to the 18th centuries. In the chancel, there are stalls from 1757 and the canopy of the high altar dates from 1784. In the transcept, there’s a riverboat from 1826. The construction also houses an organ from 1768 by organ maker Bénigne Boillot. One of the rare French musical instruments from the 18th century that is still close to its original condition (classified Historic Monument).
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Free self-guided tour. A visitor’s guide is available at the entrance.
Guided tour: €3 with a prior booking.
Payment for tours can be made in cash, by cheque or credit card.
The Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste is open all year round, every day of the week.
It is not possible to visit the church during services.