The Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

Pondicherry retains everything inspired by the French. The Eglise de Notre Dame Des Anges at Rue Dumas is a prominent French architecture still in use. Built in 1865 the Notre Dame church was remodeled to resemble the Basilica at Lourdes. The masonry technique used in the construction of the Basilica is a stand out feature of the Notre Dame. The use of lime stone with egg whites creates a white marble effect and that adds a touch of sophistication to this majestic Basilica that represents the colonial aftereffect of the region. During the 17th and 18th century Pondicherry witnessed rise in the number of churches that reflected the influence of the west in their architecture.

The Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

The Church also possesses dominant influence of the Roman architecture. The Notre Dame church also has on display the oil painting presented by the French emperor Napoleon the third. The Eglise at Rue Damas is framed with flower trees and is situated in a surrounding with scenic appearance. The Basilica at Rue Damas often sees visitors and tourists from neighboring regions like Bangalore, Chennai & Kerala. The Church attracts pilgrims too who often travel by road or train and few via plane. The Eglise De Notre Dame Des Anges church is one to see while touring Pondicherry to witness, French and Roman influence in the architecture and masonry work ofthe church.