La Fontelaye, churchLa Fontelaye, church
©The small church of Fontelaye|Pierre Leboucher

Religious heritage

Discovering the churches of our villages

Each of our communes has one or more religious buildings. A rich and varied heritage, ancient or contemporary, which testifies to the religious past of our rural communities, and leaves us with works of art to contemplate within its walls. Often closed to the public, our villages compete with ingenuity to allow you to discover them: guided tours, events, exhibitions or virtual visits, do not hesitate to contact the Tourist Office to push the doors of this heritage! Here is a small but not exhaustive selection of the jewels of this heritage.


Saint-Pierre d'Auppegard

and its twisted bell tower

Built in the 16th century, and registered as a Historic Monument since 1926, the church of Saint Pierre d’Auppegard is regularly opened during the Heritage Days. In addition to its beautiful lines, it is distinguished by its twisted bell tower, which gives it an atypical but no less majestic appearance. This aspect probably comes from a bad drying of the wood of its frame. The commune is part of the European network of twisted bell towers which works to promote this heritage.


Saint-Pierre de Longueil

historical monument

Classified as a historical monument, the church of Saint-Pierre de Longueil is considered by Abbé Cochet as the most beautiful in the Saâne valley!


Notre-Dame Collegiate Church

the majestic

The Terroir de Caux can be proud to count among its religious buildings the majestic Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame d’Auffay, which adorns the center of Val-de-Scie. With its Jacquemarts that count the quarters of an hour and its high lines worthy of a cathedral, it is a must-see for any visit to the Scie Valley. Take advantage of the audio commentary available inside and the history of the village will no longer hold any secrets for you!


The temple of Luneray

Protestant bastion

In terms of religious heritage, Luneray, like its church Saint-Rémi, is distinguished by the presence of a temple, since it is the Protestant bastion of the region.


Romanesque art

Romanesque bases on our Gothic churches

In the Terroir de Caux, the dominant architectural style is Gothic, but Romanesque bases are still visible, as in Lamberville or Avremesnil.


Contemporary buildings

modern churches

Finally, the Terroir de Caux has a few contemporary religious buildings, to be discovered for the originality of their architecture, as in Belleville-en-Caux and Etaimpuis.


To your smartphones

Here are some architectural nuggets of religious art in Terroir de Caux.
You too can share your favorites around this rich and varied heritage with the hashtag #terroirdecaux!

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