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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 itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful church facing the sea. Always interesting to visit religious places. The architecture is similar to the French churches. Feature many Indian Christians remove their shoes before enter in the place.
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  • When you walk along the promenade, you are bound to come across this church. It has a beautiful architecture and makes the promenade look even better. Have not been inside though. 
  • What is interesting is that the prayers and services in this church are still in French!!! Very well maintained church. 
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  • A lovely church... Nice to visit late evening....
  • Very old church with marvelous interiors with some special windows built in French style. A must visit church in pondy with a calm and peaceful atmosphere for praying .
  • Anyone travelling in Pondicherry must pay a visit to the beautiful Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges. Also called as the Church of Our Lady of Angels, this religious edifice is famed for its brilliant masonry. Limestone has been mixed with the white of eggs to make a texture that appears like white marble. The structure of the church, bearing resemblance to the Basilica at Lourdes (southern France), is simply awe-inspiring. Right in front of the church, there is a statue of Our Lady holding young Jesus in her arms. Inside the church, there are eight barrel vaults and a central dome that is pierced with eight round openings. Photo Opp Do carry your camera while visiting this church to capture the brilliant façade and eye-catching architectural features.
  • People come by to behold their strength of belief in their Lord. Located alongside the beach, its a great place to be. You will fall in love with the breathtaking Interiors as well. Do visit this place if you are in Pondicherry.
  • A marvelous creation ! Must visit in Puducherry.