Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, Pondicherry

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Explore Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, a luminous church whose front faces the rising sun over the Bay of Bengal. The Capuchin Franciscan order had built three churches prior to this one, of which all were destroyed under somewhat political circumstances. The fourth model's foundation, engineered by Louis Guerre, was made of brickwork, sand, and lime mortar, so that huge walls and semi-circular arches could rise firm and tall. As you enter this place of worship, notice its little garden near the sea, where an armored statue of Joan of Arc stands in the middle. Inside, listen to choir music and absorb the calming atmosphere. Work out when and for how long to visit Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges and other Pondicherry attractions using our handy Pondicherry journey builder website .
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  • It is one of the must visit places in White town. Some beautiful architecture with French influence, as you enter, the colourful and detailed ceiling and walls capture your attention. One can spend so...  more »
  • Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges or Our Lady of Angels Church is the most beautiful church in Pondicherry and you must make sure to visit it. It's quite old but still has been very well maintained. The ...  more »
  • There are more than a few churches in this area which is not surprising as it is a French enclave within India. I was more interested in the Indian temples, but as a church this was quite impressive. ...  more »
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  • Our Lady of Angels Church (also called Eglise de notre Dame des Anges, White Chapel, Kaps Koil) is the fourth oldest church in Puducherry, a Union territory in South India. The original structure was built in Greco Roman architecture by Napoleon III in 1855, with the architect being Louis Guerre. It is the only church that offers mass in three languages namely French, Tamil and English
  • The Church is a beautifully restored building with exquisite work on the roof and the walls. The ambience is very nice and generates the aura required for a sacred place. Located close to the sea, the Church is visible from far. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Nice church near rock beach in white town. It offers prayers in english, french and tamil. Best to time to visit during new year or Christmas.
  • Kaps Koil the fourth oldest church in Puducherry, the former French territory The original structure was built in Greco Roman architecture by Napolean III in 1855, with the architect being Louis Guerre. It is facing the Bay of Bengal,stands in the former Capuchins’ square, surrounded by the streets Dumas, Surcouf and Romain Rolland.  Between the church and the sea lies a little garden.Our Lady of Angels stands out by virtue of its immensity, accentuated by its two square bell-towers on the front façade and the polygonal dome above the crossing. This church with a Latin-cross plan stands atop a substructure and occupies a space of 55 by 35 metres. It can be reached through two symmetric staircases.
  • Nice church, recommended as a quick stop. The first church was built in 1707 and rebuilt in 1739 but the English destroyed that one in 1761. Then this current church was built again in 1765.
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