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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Foteini Paschalidou (10 months ago)
Its recomended to have -get a guide otherwise without to get to learn the history of this place lookes overated. Its not when you learn about it
Margaret Bartolo (11 months ago)
Amazing!
Tou British (12 months ago)
Very Good
Anna Slepchenko (13 months ago)
Beautiful place
Ghassen Ayedi ― غــسّــان عــيّــادي (20 months ago)
If you're visiting Château Versailles go check this place as well.
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