Church of Notre-Dame

Versailles, France

The Church of Notre-Dame in Versailles was built at the command of Louis XIV by Jules Hardouin-Mansart in the Neo-Classical style and was consecrated on 30 October 1686. The parish of Notre-Dame included the Palace of Versailles and thus registered the baptisms, marriages and burials of the French royal family.

In 1791 it was declared a cathedral but converted to a Temple of Reason in 1793. After the Revolution the bishop of Versailles chose the Church of Saint-Louis as his seat instead (the present Versailles Cathedral).

Between 1858 and 1873, a new chapel was added by the architect Le Poittevin, who also built the market-halls of the Marché Notre-Dame.

The church contains sculptures by Pierre Mazzeline and Noël Jouvenet.

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Founded: 1686
Category: Religious sites in France

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Cédric B. (13 months ago)
Beautiful church in the heart of Versailles
Gaspard Lesort (15 months ago)
Typical european church, worth a detour as it is near the place of versailles.
Hannah “Bubba” Dorr (21 months ago)
This is a very beautiful structure with artwork that tells a story of beauty and religion. I recommend this as one of the places you visit while in Paris.
1 Day 1 Game (21 months ago)
Incredible if you are fan of architecture
Kevin Buehler (2 years ago)
This is a very nice old church That would be worth stopping in. It’s very basic and there isn’t anything very elaborate to see but it is still very nice. Make sure to stop and see the side chapels Because the carvings Look quite intricate Enter very beautiful. Nice stop after visiting the palace.
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