Cléry-le-Petit was once a fortified town. Of its medieval fortress, only a tower has survived, which has become the church bell tower. This tower topped by a gabled roof served as a refuge during the wars of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The church of Cléry-le-Petit has only one ship. Its choir is said to date from the 12th century, a remnant of the former seigneurial chapel. A 15th century stone statue represents Saint-Vincent, patron saint of the building. Today whitewashed, its original polychromy can be seen underneath. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1991. A stained glass window in the choir also represents Saint-Vincent with his attribute, the bunch of grapes. Its strong presence can be explained by the area's winegrowing past.
During the 1950s, work was undertaken following the damage suffered during the Second World War. In 1951, the church was adorned with a Way of the Cross with 14 stations in polychrome terracotta and, in 1954, with modern stained glass windows made by the Gross glassworks in Nancy.
Around the building, you can enjoy an exceptional view of the fortified site of Dun-sur-Meuse and its historic church, a member of the "Open Churches" network.