The eclectic Eglise Saint-Léonard

The eclectic Eglise Saint-Léonard
15 avenue Foch
78290 Croissy-sur-Seine

01 39 76 21 71

If you walk around the town, you are sure to spot the bell tower of the Eglise Saint-Léonard de Croissy-sur-Seine. Situated not far from the Mairie, the Eglise Saint-Léonard is a distillation of architectural styles of the Middle Ages.

The work of architect Jean-François Delarue, a great specialist in neo-Gothic churches (notably the one at Saint-Cloud, personally funded by Napoleon III), the parish church of Saint-Léonard de Croissy was built and consecrated in 1882.
Its composite style marrying a Gothic structure with Romanesque decorative elements, its blind arcatures, rose window and mullioned windows summarise the various architectural styles of the Middle Ages.
The nave and side aisles are very simple in style; only the bell-tower porch (built in 1892) gives this building an urban scale.
The bell was added thanks to a bequest from a wealthy resident of Croissy-sur-Seine, the Vicomte de Wailly. The nave, which is without a transept, terminates in a flat apse.

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