Church of Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours

Nancy, France

The Church of Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours is the resting place of the Polish king Stanislaw I Leszczynski, who was the last duke of Lorraine. A large stone relief of the coat of arms of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is located on the clock tower on the main front.



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Founded: 1737-1741
Category: Religious sites in France

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Martine Erhard bouvry (2 years ago)
Church closed for a heritage day could be open there were about ten people closed door ??
Pauline Schneider (2 years ago)
A pleasant smell of petroleum jelly that reminds me of my childhood
Antoine M (2 years ago)
Our Lady of Bonsecours church of Nancy is one rare architecture of Rococo style. Unfortunately it only opens on Saturdays and I was leaving Nancy and hadn't had the opportunity to see inside, sadly! Built in 1741 and its known for its royal tombs and Stanislas Leszczynski, the deposed former king of Poland and the new Duke of Lorraine. To me, the outside façades really encompass what the interior must be like to look at. There's intriguing history of this church and worth exploring further. But for me, one of regret that I couldn't see inside. Perhaps one day. I highly recommend a visit if you are visiting Nancy to be a must visit historic monument. It's not too far from the Regional hospital and Church of Saint Peter. There's regular bus services to this part of Nancy metropolis.
sachin ahuja (3 years ago)
Amazing art and architecture inside
Jocelyne Kissel (3 years ago)
Très joli
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