Cotentin. A guided tour to (re)discover this church and this castle

Cotentin. A guided tour to (re)discover this church and this castle
Cotentin. A guided tour to (re)discover this church and this castle


Editorial La Presse de la Manche

Published on May 12, 2024 at 7:46 a.m.

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As part of the cycle of visits “In the shadow of the bell towers”, the Land of art and history of Clos du Cotentin offers this Tuesday May 14, 2024a discovery of‘Saint-Georges church of Yvetot-Bocage and castle from Servigny (Manche).

Formerly placed under the patronage of bishops of Coutances, the Saint-Georges church is notable for the delicacy of its Gothic style choir, dating from the beginning of the 13th centurye century.

THE multiple modifications And extensions which the building has undergone over the centuries have not attenuated the interest of its architecture, nor the quality and richness of its furniture and its statuary.

In addition to a very beautiful Renaissance-style Saint Catherine, we will particularly note a monumental preaching pulpit, a masterpiece from one of the sculptor workshops active in the limestone quarries which have long made the fortune of Yvetot-Bocage.

Following the church, visitors will be invited to discover the Château de Servigny. Property of the Abaquesné family of Parfouruit was profoundly remodeled at the end of the 19th centurye century by the Rouen architect Barthélémy.

Processed in a neo-renaissance style with troubadour accents, the Château de Servigny is undoubtedly among the most picturesque residences of the Cotentin.

The act of surrender of the stronghold of Cherbourg which was signed there on June 26, 1944 constitutes an important event, which has been attached to its name ever since.

From our correspondent Catherine CHAUMET

Meet at 3 p.m. at the Yvetot-Bocage church. 4 euros adult, 2 euros student and unemployed, free for under 18s. Travel to site by individual vehicle. Rens. : 02 33 95 01 26.

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