Church of Our Lady of the Visitation

Beaumont Road



The church of Blonville - Terre, Notre-Dame de la Visitation (XNUMXth century), already has a long history of almost a thousand years behind it! There is indeed a part of the XNUMXth century bell tower. Its history is inseparable from that of Blonville-sur-Mer. The place where the church is built can seem today incomprehensible, with the development since the end of the XIXth of Blonville-sur-Mer on the coast but during the past centuries, the population of the city was mainly rural and the coastal border seemed to them inhospitable. Especially with the marsh which was much more extensive than at present.

In 1859, the archaeologist Arcisse de Caumont delivers a precise description of the current church. It is oriented East-West, as for all churches. What appears to be the oldest are the bases of the bell tower and the Choir, dating from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. No doubt the primitive building occupied the current choir and bell tower. This modest ensemble was completed from the end of the XNUMXth century by a large nave. This expansion took place after the end of the Hundred Years War during which Normandy had suffered terribly from the presence of English and French troops and their mercenaries. The end of the XNUMXth century, which corresponds to the Renaissance, saw a remarkable demographic development supported by an increase in resources, mainly agricultural, and wealth. Constructions of this type are then again possible.

The Association for the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation offers visits in summer: see the agenda.


Contact us:
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices:

Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean-Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Toques
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Louis Delamare Promenade
(behind the aid station)
14800 Tourgeville
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