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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH AND ITS CARILLON

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The construction of this church dates back to the 13th century. Marked by the Romanesque and Gothic styles, the building towers majestically thanks to its basilical structure. Unfortunately, it was badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War and a plane that crashed not far from there, spraying the building with fuel, which was partly devoured by the flames. In 1962, the Romanesque nave, the tower bearing the carillon and the transept were restored, but separated from the choir by a wall. It was not until 2008 and the work of the artist Sir Anthony Caro (the Choir of Light) that all these parts were reunited. Among the treasures of the church is the shrine of Notre-Dame-de-Bourbourg. But the great feature of this church is of course its superb carillon of 50 bells which can be admired at night as it is illuminated by a lilac-coloured fibre optic light. The town has also reworked the square and the contours of the church particularly well. Old houses have been destroyed, even causing the Bourbourg inhabitants to rediscover whole sections of their church that were previously hidden by houses. The forecourt was mineralized, planted and beautifully highlighted.

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Guided tour (on reservation). Free visit outside religious services.

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Manej
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Enorme église par rapport au bourg qui l'entoure. Les carillons ont pour particularité de faire se succéder 4 mélodies différentes tous les quarts d'heure.

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