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Black Death's ravages and Saint-Maclou cemetery

The cloister | Giogo / CC-BY-SA
Burial place Epidemic Saint-Maclou charnel house

Black Plague devastated Europe in the 16th century. That was why in 1432, Nicolas Roussel, vicar of Saint-Maclou, gave a house and a garden in order to extend the cemetery.

In the 16th century, they added three galleries then a fourth one, one century later.

Oh, look at those details... so macabre! Beams are decorated with bones and skulls patterns...

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