Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus

Another prominent church of Pondicherry that came into existence due to the rise of French Missionaries in Pondicherry led to the construction of a significant church – The Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus. During the 17th and 18th century the French missionaries were responsible for the rising of several churches and Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus was one amongst those prominent churches. Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus church holds a gothic charm and is located on the southern Boulevard. The church is dedicated to the sacred heart of Lord Jesus.

Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus

The Church like most other churches in Pondicherry has stained glass panel depicts the entire life story of Jesus Christ. Its Gothic appearance is what appeals to visitors and tourists. Rose windows, twin pinnacles, commanding façade- all contribute and justify the Gothic architectural appearance of the Church. The interior of the Church is a mélange of French and south Indian architectural styles. The walls of the church carry adornments made of terracotta and the stained glass offers the church brightness. The Church has seen several hard times yet it stands magnificently holding what could be salvaged from the ravages of times especially from the late French Colonialism. Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus is a standing witness of The French influence, traditions and the impact its Leaders left back at the time. The church is a tourist attraction as well as a pilgrim’s destination in Pondicherry.