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Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon

26 rue Principale, 61400 La Chapelle-Montligeon, France
+33 2 33 85 17 00
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An unexpected spectacle

Situated in the middle of the countryside this is an amazing building, with good access and parking... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Ferdie2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
SURPRISING!

Notre-Dame de Montligeon is situated in the middle of a forest in the middle of almost no... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
240672
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France
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The Sanctuary of Montligeon is the world centre for prayer for souls in Purgatory. We organize pilgrimages, spiritual retreats as well.On the spot you can find: a bookshop, a restaurant, free wi-fi, religious services, opportunity to talk with a priest.
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26 rue Principale, 61400 La Chapelle-Montligeon, France
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Situated in the middle of the countryside this is an amazing building, with good access and parking there are some craft shops around it but little else.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Notre-Dame de Montligeon is situated in the middle of a forest in the middle of almost no where! Absolutely beautiful place to visit

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

This stunning neo-gothic basilica set in the middle of the green lower Normandy countryside was the result of the folly of a priest who insisted on implementing his vision dedicated to the glory of faith. It took from 1896 to 1911 to finish and besides...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Incredible: Right in the heart of rural Normandy....a vast Cathedral with a huge seminary nearby. Apparently those in religious orders ( Catholic that is ) who have 'lost their way', insofar as their faith has been shaken for whatever reason, can stay at Notre Dame...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped of at The Sanctuaire Notre-Dame having spotted it far in the distance and we are so glad we did. This is the most beautiful church. I especially love the pastel mosaics and the beautiful stained glass. A very special place and well worth...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

A wonderful surprise. Virtually in the middle of nowhere, after driving through the forest, we got to a small village which had this surprise, built only about a hundred years ago.

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Reviewed 8 June 2015

You need a car and a sat nav. Check what events are happening around the area. There seemed to be something going on every weekend during the summer.

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Reviewed 3 April 2015

This is one of the churches where we saw several people actually who came to pray. It's quite strange that not so long ago (a bit more than 100 years) a "new basilica" was built in an area where there are plenty great and old...More

Thank Jos K
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Marie-Liesse C, Chargée de communication at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2015

Hello ! Thank you for leaving a comment on the basilica. You're right, it's strange to see this building in the middle of nowhere. As a matter of fact, it was not a basilica that was built 100 years ago, but a simple church. More...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2015

Why on earth did they ever build such a large place in a small town like this? It is magnificent and it shows again the power the Catholic church had in Western Europe... Incomprehensible in these times ... but let's enjoy the beauty it left...More

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Marie-Liesse C, Chargée de communication at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2015

Hi Adolf ! Thanks for sharing your feelings about the basilica ! You're right, it's pretty amazing to see such a building in such a small village ! As a matter of fact, this building is more the result of the faith, willing and perseverance...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2015

This church/cathedral was built in the early 1900's by a priest who wanted to help the local community stay in the area and have employment. It is popular with pilgrimages but if you get there on your own you can appreciate the work that went...More

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Marie-Liesse C, Service Communication at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2015

Thank you very much for your comment about the basilica. We're glad to see you appreciated it. See you soon !

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