Listed churches and movable heritage

Altarpiece - Church under the patronage of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Le Vaumain

The church possesses a polychrome carved wood altarpiece dating from the 16th century and representative of the kind produced in Oise. It depicts the Passion of Christ in several scenes, a recurring subject for this type of altarpiece.

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Church under the patronage of Saint Denis

Sérifontaine

Almost completely rebuilt after the Hundred Years War, the Church of Saint Denis in Sérifontaine is a very complex edifice, dominated by a large 16th-century choir. The nave is the oldest part, as suggested by the rubble stone north wall, which has however not retained any significant features. The extensively remodelled façade has an elegant window from the mid-12th century, surrounded by two small columns, but the portal and gable do not predate the 17th and 18th centuries. In the late 12th century, a large bell tower was built against the south-east side of the nave. Today only the base remains as the upper levels have disappeared, leaving the building crowned simply by a slate-covered framed structure.

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Altarpiece - Church under the patronage of Saint Bartholomew andt Saint Peter

La Bosse

Overlooking the village, the Church of La Bosse is a fairly vast building that was consecrated in 1518, as an inscription in the choir points out. Its plan consists of a single nave followed by a choir that ends in a three-sided apse. There is a large chapel attached to the north of the choir while the bell tower stands to the south of the choir. There is a more recent porch in front of the nave. The only adornment in this fairly austere group is the chequered effect created by darker bricks in the north chapel. A solid construction practically devoid of openings, the bell tower is topped by a clever slate-covered roof structure ending in a slender spire. A polygonal stair turret occupies the south-west corner. 

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Church under the patronage of Saint Denis

Hodenc en Bray

This church dates from the 16th century and was listed as a historic monument in 1995. The exceptional bell tower has a hexagonal pyramid and 4 small bell towers covered in slates. The bronze bell dates from 1641, and was listed in 1912. The nave vault is made of wood, shaped like an inverted boat hull and decorated entirely with carved wooden tiles. The cut stone baptismal fonts with cubic bowls from the late 12th /early 13th  centuries were listed in 1925 and restored in 2002. Above them is an oil on canvas by the French School from the 18th century, “Saint Denis martyr et ses compagnons” (“Saint Denis the martyr and his companions”). The church has a choir of remarkable elevation and brightness. Its stained glass windows from the 16th and 17th centuries were listed in 1912 and restored in 1986.

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Church under the patronage of Saint Clair

Flavacourt

Flavacourt Church is dominated by an impressive brick and stone bell tower from the late Gothic period. When it was rebuilt in the 16th century, its very great height and brick structure gave it the air of a Flemish belfry, which is unusual in the region. Its top floor has an octagonal plan. A small 17th-century lantern made of wood covered with slates stands atop this tower, which is one of the finest in the region.

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Church under the patronage of Our Lady

Le Coudray Saint Germer

The village of Coudray - originally a mere tenant farm of the Abbey of Saint Germer de Fly - was not established as a parish until 1216. The current church is a composite building from the 16th and 19th centuries. The nave, which was given a heavy-handed Flamboyant Gothic makeover in the 19th century, no longer appears authentic. The same is not true of the choir, which is a fine example of chequered flint brickwork. The windows have flamboyant tracery comprising two or three lancets with soufflets and mouchettes. The inside is covered with a pointed barrel vault in wood and plaster, supported by cross-springers and ogives. The paving in the church choir is originally from Bray, and made of red and beige terracotta. 

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Abbey church and Holy Chapel

Saint Germer de Fly
Please note, the abbey church is closed for building work. You can only visit the Holy Chapel

Saint Germer de Fly Abbey Church is located on the border between Normandy and Picardy. Its influence spread across a vast territory and its power was considerable. The 12th-century abbey church is a perfect example of the Romanesque-Ogival transition. It has truly earned its place among the edifices of early Gothic art, but it is above all the 4-storey elevation and the decorative architecture of the central aisle adorning the choir that make this building a masterpiece of early Gothic art. Although it does not match the dimensions of the big cathedrals, it is of vast proportions, at 62 metres long, 19 metres wide and nearly 20 metres tall. Built entirely from calcareous marl from the Pays de Bray quarries, it offers remarkable stylistic unity.

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