Notre Dame de Sainte Croix

Le Mans, France

Notre Dame de Sainte Croix is a Catholic church located in the city of Le Mans. For a long time there were quality vineyards, tended by religious orders east of the city. The early church was built in the 6th century by Bertrand. It was first used as a chapel for a makeshift hospice. It was set up as a parish at the end of the 10th century, a period certainly coinciding with the deterioration and the end of the hospice. The church was built on a hill facing west, where remained until its destruction in 1794.

At the beginning of the 1800s the site, then called Notre-Dame de Bel-Air, was comprised a main house with additional buildings and a surrounding property of over 36,000 square meters. In 1832, the site was given as a gift to Father Basil Moreau by Jobbé Delile, an honorary canon of the Cathedral of Le Mans. During his time the church was restored in Neo-gothic style in 1837 and re-inaugurated in 1857. The church was again restored in 1937.



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Founded: 1857
Category: Religious sites in France

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Gwendoline Chartier (12 months ago)
Is it open every day? And from what to what time
mahikol cano (12 months ago)
Charming and surprising church next to which it is possible to pass without noticing it. In particular, concerts are held there allowing people to meet around the same shared pleasure. The last was a quartet offering a subtle mix between the 4 seasons and gypsy music.
Nicole Brajus (12 months ago)
It's like all the churches where you find calm or you can meditate the place is also very pretty
Robbie Schlusselburg (5 years ago)
Martin. “Lanceur d'alerte” Michel (5 years ago)
I tested: A visit is essential for this religious building, to discover or rediscover a stone's throw from the botanical garden.
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