CHURCH OF BOURGNEUF EN RETZ

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Presentation

Rich in its history and its architecture, the Church of Notre Dame du Bon Port unveils its past linked to that of the sea. Built between the 19th and 20th centuries, this neo-Gothic church was one of the main witnesses of the local history.
A first, a Romanesque chapel was built in the 13th century. But the attraction of the new town of the parish of Saint Cyr en Retz was such that it became necessary to build a new church, on the site of the new port of "Bourg Neuf", to accommodate all the faithful.

In 1458, founded by Lord René de Rais (brother of the famous Gilles), a high monument flanked by a massive bell tower was actively built. This steeple, so massive and too hastily built, threatened the entire building on several occasions. So to avoid the collapse of the building, it was demolished in 1878.

The present Church has itself been altered several times; its location, on the foundations of the old parish cemetery, its windwardness and its type of architecture make it a brittle monument over time.

Inside, there are 12 granite columns with capitals adorned with different foliage, an oak wood organ dating from 1925 very well preserved, several wooden statues dating from the 15th to the 18th century, a processional banner from 1791.
Opening day(s)

From Monday 09 December 2019 to Thursday 31 December 2020

Every day

09:00 to 18:00

Information
  • PERIOD OF SITE OR HISTORIC MONUMENT :
    • 18th century
    • 19th century
    • 20th century
  • RELIGIOUS HERITAGE :
    • Church
  • VISITS :
    • Individual admission (without guide)
    • Group admission (without guide)
  • ACESSIBILITY :
    • Accessible for mobility impaired persons
    • Accessible with help
  • Geographical zone :
    • Villeneuve-en-retz

Map

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EGLISE NOTRE DAME DU BON PORT DE BOURGNEUF EN RETZ
Rue de l'Eglise
Bourgneuf-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.04261
Longitude : -1.95304
Contact details
CHURCH OF BOURGNEUF EN RETZ
Rue de l'Eglise
Bourgneuf-en-Retz
44580
VILLENEUVE EN RETZ
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Phone : +33 2 40 21 40 07
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