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Notre-Dame de Royan

1 rue de Foncillon, 17200, Royan, France
+33 5 46 38 33 03
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Amazing modern architecture

We had never visited the cathedral before as it just looked so ugly from outside, but it is amazing... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Mary q
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Angouleme, France
A beautiful post WWII architecture

A must in modern church architecture. At night the church now gets illuminated and the inside is... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Isabelle T
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Clamart, France
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1 rue de Foncillon, 17200, Royan, France
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

We had never visited the cathedral before as it just looked so ugly from outside, but it is amazing when you enter, the stained glass is breathtaking and the whole building is in the shape of a ship. Really glad we made the effort this...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

A must in modern church architecture. At night the church now gets illuminated and the inside is just beautiful

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

This church was built in the 1950's to replace the original destroyed by the British and American bombing during Second World War. Constructed in concrete at a time concrete was new for building construction. There are major problems with the building requiring millions of euros...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

We stayed a couple of week in the Royan area. The area is predominately a camping type of holiday with numerous camp sites in the area. I strayed just outside of Royan but travelled in most days to visit the local market which is fantastic....if...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

As many people have said before this is not to everyone's taste but we were very glad we visited. Once inside the feeling of calm is wonderful and the stained glass windows beautiful. If you have a little time to spare I would recommend a...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Striking architecture, a cool dark interior offset by stained glass, a place to spend a few minutes in peace, to remember, and to give thanks.

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Allied bombing laid Royan to waste and out of the ashes rose this church,almost industrial in it's appearance but absolutely beautiful.If your visiting Royan or it's surrounding area it's a must to visit.

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

Absolutely amazing big bold concrete structure, the smal information board outside tells the story , this I think could be more informative

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

This church is impressive, both as a landmark and a soaring interior space. As a member of a small choir scheduled to sing a Saturday-afternoon concert, it was quite daunting! The main organ is nearing the end of an in-depth renovation and I would like...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2017

Built in 1954 to replace the gothic original bombed during the Second world War this concrete structure is in my opinion ugly. The style is similar to the church at Le Harve. Notre Dame de Royan is referred to by many as a cathedral but...More

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