Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, 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 pretty church ( the modern one) , especially the inside which is clean, well maintained and looks like it was designed by Wedgewood ! The white and blue painting is very nice! The original.....  more »
  • One of the oldest churches in Pondicherry designed by Louis Guerre having Greco Roman Architectural style. The two towers at the entrance and a beautiful dome above the alter are the striking...  more »
  • Part of our walking tour bought us to this pretty church , worth a visit, not very busy . recommend you sit and contemplate in these peaceful surroundings for a little while  more »
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  • Very peaceful place. Looks like renovated exteriors. Very good place to have some peace of mind.
  • The place is very pretty and must visit. I really enjoyed the vibe of this place. It was very peaceful and must visit if in pondicherry
  • One of the oldest churches in Pondicherry,built around 1852,by the French Architect Louis Guerre. Its the only church in Asia that has daily Mass in French & Mass in Tamil,French & English separately every Sunday. The only church in the world to celebrate Midnight Mass for Christmas in Tamil,French & English.
  • Lady Des Angels church is one of the famous church in Pondicherry,Most people visited thus place.Its calm and Very Huge church.Well maintain.
  • Near the Rock beach. Can see the sunrise at the rock beach and then visit the church early morning between 6-7. Beautiful inner sanctum and the structure. A heritage place for sure, but do not expect too much out of this. It is a place of worship rather than a place of tourism. So keep your expectations realistic else you might get disappointed.

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