© Sandrine Boyer Engel
© Sandrine Boyer Engel
© Sandrine Boyer Engel

Bearing the name of its saint patron, Saint-Laurent church is situated on the upper part of Deauville. It overlooks the city, offering one of the most beautiful landscapes of the surrounding area.

Abandoned during the Revolution, this building has been the parish church of the ancient village of Dosville since ancient times. Its architecture hides in its oldest span a Plantagenet vault dating back to the XII century and narrow windows resembling to arrow slits instead. It is thought that this religious building was used as defense bulwark for people living up there, around the sanctuary, at that time. Roman art is evoked, mainly by the large door, topped by a devout inscription.

The Saint Laurent church was restored in 1977 with the collaboration of the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who was a great collector of works of art, well-known patron and friend of Deauville. This collaboration turned him into honorary citizen of the City.

The church was included in the French Supplementary Historic Monument List on September 23th 1977.

 

© Sandrine Boyer Engel
© Sandrine Boyer Engel
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