The Saint-Gervais church is located in the heart of the town of Falaise. Its construction probably began shortly after the conquest of England in 1066, at the instigation of William the Conqueror, and was completed during the reign of Henry I Beauclerc (1100-1135). The dedication ceremonies to Saint Gervais and Saint Protais took place in April 1124 in the presence of the Duke-King.
The initial Romanesque building was inspired by the Trinity Church of the Abbaye-aux-Dames in Caen, on which it depended. Only a few elements remain in the south wall of the nave, the lantern tower and the west facade. Excavations carried out in 1953 showed that the Romanesque choir had the appearance of that of Notre-Dame de Guibray, with an apse and two apsidioles. The most interesting Roman remains are the historiated capitals of profane themes, of the first four southern pillars of the nave. They evoke the capitals of Ryes, Boscherville and Graville-Sainte-Honorine.
The rest of the building dates from the XNUMXth, XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries with alterations in the XNUMXth century
|From January 01 to December 31|