Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, Pondicherry

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#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Pondicherry
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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  • This is a Catholic Church in the French Quarter. It's elegantly decorated inside, colourful with lots of small statues around the walls.  more »
  • Maintained and soothing Basilica which is quite different from the Church of the sacred heart, but just as beautiful! A true haven of peace.
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  • This church has a total french interiors, very clean, quite. Its a must visit for the same. Must visit for local flavour.  more »
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  • Wonder why very few people have reviewed this Beautiful Monument!!!! ===== Eglise de notre Dame des Angels Church, Pondicherry Also known by many other names (Explained down) (We spend time, energy & money to create Reviews & Photographs, if you enjoy, please click ‘Like’ button – it will be a motivation to write more!) ## Fourth Oldest Church in Puducherry!!! ## A very beautiful, Serene and Divine Church! ## Very close to Beach ## Reasonably Big Compound ## Double Bell towers and presently Pink Building! ## Statue of Saint Mary and Mother Theresa are in the campus {Pl Ref to our Photos}!!! ## The compound is maintained well ## Statue of Joan of Arc faces this Church ## This Church faces Beach & Sea (East Facing) ## A landmark in Pondi Our Lady of Angels Church (also Eglise de notre Dame des Anges, White Chapel, Kaps Koil, Dumas Church or Domas Church, Etc.) is the fourth oldest church in Puducherry. Architect Louis Guerre built the original structure in Greco Roman architecture for Napolean III in 1855. The upper part of the church was made in the Ionic style and the lower part was made in the Doric Style which are both classical styles of architecture. It is said to be based on Notre Dame de Paris in Paris and the Basilica at Lourdes. There were four churches in the campus and British demolished and converted it into two orphanages. It is the only church that offers mass in three languages - ie. French, Tamil and English (with hourly prayer and daily services). Our Lady of Angels Church is Roman Catholic Church. The chapel was controlled by Capuchin priests (hence name Kaps Koil), then by Holy Spirit Fathers and finally by Foreign Mission Fathers from Paris (1887). King Napolean III donated an oil painting of Our Lady of Assumption to the church. A statue of Mother Mary with Baby Jesus in her hands Stands separately, in the compound (Pls Ref to our Photos). There are also another statues of Mother Theresa on the other side of the Church. From the church, one can see the beach & the Bay of Bengal.
  • Very beautiful and peaceful place. Interior is so beautiful.
  • The Church of Our Lady of Angels stands in the former Capuchins' square.Three other churches preceeded the current one.The current church was built during the period 1851 to 1855 by Mr.Louis Guerre.
  • Very peaceful place and clean atmosphere. Heavenly ambiance.
  • A very beautiful and colourful church.. must visit
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