Departement de la Seine-Maritime
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In the 10th century, Richard the Fearless rebuilt an ancient ruined abbey at Fécamp, where he had a palace. The church, one of the first of which we have any details, was costly and magnificent for the time. It was adorned by lofty towers, beautifully finished outside and richly ornamented within.
Today, the abbey church of the Trinity, a masterpiece of primitive gothic, has the grandeur of a cathedral. This church possesses numerous gems, including the chapel of the Virgin and its 14th century stained glass, the remains of the 15th century rood screen, the 16th century Italian-style balustrades, and an important baldaquin in gilded wood from the 18th century.
The Dukes of Normandy, Richard I and Richard II are buried here.
1. The Life, Letters, and Sermons of Bishop Herbert de Losinga by Herbert de Losinga, Edward Meyrick Goulburn, Henry Symonds. (Google Books)
2. Official Tourism site of Normandy. www.normandie-tourisme.fr/articles/fecamp-280-2.html
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