Notre-Dame de Bon-Port

Nantes, France

Notre-Dame de Bon-Port is a basilica constructed in 1846 by the architects Seheult and Joseph-Fleury Chenantais. Its official name is Église de Saint-Louis (Basilica of Saint-Louis), though it is rarely known by this name. The dome which tops it is modelled on that of Les Invalides in Paris. At the top of the spire lies an archangel representing Saint Gabriel.

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Founded: 1846
Category: Religious sites in France

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