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Église Notre-Dame-de-Victoire de Lorient

General Information

Beginning of works: 1953
Completion: 1955
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Church
Material: Reinforced concrete structure
Architectural style: Modern

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Location

Location: , , ,
Coordinates: 47° 44' 58.33" N    3° 21' 38.98" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

bell tower  height 54 m

Materials

building structure reinforced concrete
bell tower  reinforced concrete

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Church of Our Lady of Victory (French: église Notre-Dame-de-Victoire) is a Roman Catholic parish church in central Lorient, France. It is the most important parish in the Lorient Country.

History

The building was completed in 1955, after the 1943 bombings that destroyed the 1810 Church of Saint Louis. The name of the church (Our Lady of Victory) refers to the 1746 British raid on Lorient.

The church was initially designed in 1953 by Jean-Baptiste Hourlier, who had won the 1926 Grand Prix de Rome and served as the deputy chief architect of the reconstruction of Lorient between 1946 and 1952. The church was labelled an official "20th-century heritage" building (Patrimoine du XXe siècle [fr]).

Architecture

The 54-meter-high concrete bell tower is the highest point of Lorient. Its top is reached by a staircase of 270 steps.

Inside the apse, a fresco made by Nicolas Untersteller shows the Coronation of Mary.

The statues of the church were made by René Letourneur.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Notre-Dame-de-Victoire, Lorient" and modified on 22 October 2020 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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  • Structure-ID
    20080261
  • Published on:
    22/10/2020
  • Last updated on:
    23/02/2021