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Collégiale Saint-Nicolas

Church (AVESNES-SUR-HELPE)


Spoken languages : anglais


With its 60-metre high bulb towering over the city, the Collegiate Church of Saint-Nicholas is visible from 10 kilometres around. A magnificent example of Gothic art and architecture, it houses two monumental Louis XV altarpieces as well as paintings by Louis Watteau. Inside its tower is a carillon of 48 bells, of which the largest, known as "Charlotte" was donated to the city by Emperor Charles V. The carillon marks each quarter hour.