Church of Saint-Jean de Caen

Local nameÉglise Saint-Jean
LocationSaint-Jean, Caen

The church of Saint-Jean de Caen is the parish church of the Saint-Jean district in Caen, France. This monument is the subject of a classification as historical monuments by the list of 1840.The first place of worship, dedicated to the Apostle John, was founded in the seventh century on a Roman road crossing the marshes of the lower valley of the Orne; this axis connecting Augustodurum to Noviomagus Lexoviorum later became rue Exmoisine, now rue Saint-Jean. In 1954-1956, monolithic sarcophagi made of Caen stone were discovered during work in the church. They testify to the probable existence of a small necropolis along the Roman road and an oratory founded nearby. From this pre-Romanesque sanctuary, there is nothing left.

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Address 7 Rue des Équipes d'Urgence, Caen 14000, France

Coordinates 49°10'50.147" N -0°21'27.456" E

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