Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Bonsecours

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On a site dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours dates from the 1840s. However, pilgrims have come to this site to venerate her since the Middle Ages--first through a chapel here and later through a parish church that was destroyed in 1473 and again during the French Revolution. Eugene Jacques Barthélemy designed the current basilica in the Neo-Gothic style--the first example of this style in France. Its nave is flanked by aisles without a transept, and a tower is topped by a spire above the western portal. In front of the west facade, you'll find a monument to Joan of Arc. The interior of the basilica has the distinction of being fully painted, following the example of the Ste.-Chapelle. A visit to Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bonsecours tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We drove here primarily to visit Joan of Arc's memorial perched high up looking over far reaching panorama of Rouen. Beautiful spot. So then, as always, I was drawn into the church and WOW what a marv...  more »
  • Lovely when we arrived in August they had an exhibition of how it was bombed in the war, very interesting. Well worth a visit  more »
  • A vintage postcard of a church took us up to Bonsecour overlooking Rouen. We compared the new and old views of the church, then spent a considerable amount of time admiring the panorama over Rouen fro...  more »
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  • Pretty church to visit if you are up near the Panorama for Rouen. There is also a nice monument for Jeanne d'Arc
  • Wonderful place to visit, the Basilique has heaters inside so its quite warm and comfortable, the glass paintings are masterfully painted.
  • You must visit the inside! It's beautiful
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