Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, Pondicherry

4.4
#3 of 18 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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  • Its in White town and a bit difficult to spot it. Its located close to the museum and parallel road to the beach.  more »
  • Well lit and interesting Church in the Heritage Town area of Pondicherry. Masses in Tamil and French. English only on week ends.  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.
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