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Closed for repairs

Which was a shame, as it looks interesting from the outside. I have to witter on for several more... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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We stayed a couple of week in the Royan area. The area is predominately a camping type of holiday... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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1 rue de Foncillon, 17200, Royan, France
+33 5 46 38 33 03
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Which was a shame, as it looks interesting from the outside. I have to witter on for several more characters to let you know this is closed. Best to check when it's going to open again.

1  Thank LoneWidow
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Having seen many cathedrals around the globe, this is one of the few I will always remember. Somewhat delapidated from the outside, its avantgardistic and courageous design will surprise you inside. Very interesting leaflets are available inside. Don’t let you shy away by the construction...More

Thank trooper92
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This building looks ugly from the exterior but is transformed inside to a homage to concrete, including a wavy concrete altar! Unfortunately, some of the rebar is showing and has blown (a local explained that it was built cheaply by the Germans after the older...More

Thank lbj17
Reviewed March 7, 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

Thank Mary q
Reviewed March 5, 2018

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

Thank Isabelle T
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

Thank Norman P
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

Thank mikeviettours
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

1  Thank davidshar
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.

Thank Mark_and_Ann_Reilly
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.

Thank mark_jean
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