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(Canton of Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados)

Church of Notre-Dame

   The church of Notre-Dame in Bény-sur-Mer is an edifice which has been largely reconstructed in the 19th century, in the neo-Romanesque style. It has only retained its Romanesque tower which merges with the south wall of the choir. The tower which dates from the beginning of the 12th century, has a square plan, and presents four levels. It is typically Norman in design with a multiplication of openings and mouldings the higher up one goes. The spire on the other hand is a reconstruction dating from 1725. Under the tower the sculpture on a capital representing a lion is worthy of note.


- Art de Basse-Normandie, n° 43, p. 19
- Caumont, Arcisse (de). - Statistique monumentale du Calvados, Hardel, Caen, 1859, T. I, p. 364-365
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- Les siècles romans en Basse-Normandie, Art de Basse-Normandie, n° 92, Printemps 1985, p. 97