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92, rue du Maréchal Foch
45370 Cléry-Saint-André
Tél : 02 38 45 19 46
Fax : 02 38 45 91 96

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Notre-Dame Basilica (Our Lady of Cléry)

A remarkable example of the Flamboyant Gothic style, Notre-Dame Basilica has cast its vast shadow over the centre of Cléry-Saint-André since the 15th century.
A place of pilgrimage dedicated to Our Lady, a statue of whom was discovered on the site in 1280, the basilica was favoured by the kings of France; Louis XI even chose to be buried there.

Visiting times

The basilica is open every day from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.
  • The cellar, the Louis XI oratory, the spiral staircase and St. James Chapel can be visited by appointment.
    Information from the Tourist Office, +33 (0)2 38 45 94 33.

Plan of the basilica

  • Chapelle Saint Jacques or de Pontbriant
(St James or Pontbriant Chapel)

This chapel was commissioned by Gilles de Pontbriant, dean of the chapter, for his tomb and that of his brother François, superintendent of works at Chambord. It was completed in 1518.

  • Chapelle Dunois or Saint Jean (Dunois or St John Chapel)

Commissioned by Jean Dunois, the "Bastard of Orleans" and a companion of Joan of Arc, the chapel was completed between 1464 and 1468. It contains the tombs of Dunois and his wife Marie d'Harcourt and of their descendants.
  • Chapelle de Villequier (Villequier Chapel), now the sacristy

The chapel was built in 1450 and André de Villequier, Charles VII's Captain of Guards, was buried there in 1457. A very fine spiral staircase leads to a small room called the Louis XI oratory. The king attended services from a small opening onto the choir.

  • Chapelle Sainte Barbe (St Barbe Chapel)

Chapelle Sainte Barbe (St Barbe Chapel): Built for Jean des Roches, prior of Lorris en Gâtinais, this chapel shows the emerging influence of the Renaissance in the architecture of the time.

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