Paris Travel Planner   Notre Dame Church of Versailles
When King Louis XIV moved to Versailles in 1682, he had the Église de Notre Dame de Versailles built to serve as church for the court and the growing town.


 

 

 

Although the Château de Versailles has its own grand chapel, King Louis XIV decided to offer a church to the growing town of Versailles when the court was established there.

The books of the Eglise de Notre Dame de Versailles record the baptisms, weddings, and deaths of members of the royal family.

Working once again with Jules Hardouin-Mansart, architect of the Grand Trianon (who also was involved with the Versailles gardens), Louis XIV laid the cornerstone in 1684. Over the years the church and its decor were expanded and elaborated. The decoration was completed in the 18th century, and the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament was added in the 19th century.

The Church of Notre Dame of Versailles is just a couple blocks from the central market, the Marché Notre-Dame, and not far from the entrance to the Versailles gardens and area near the Grand Trianon (map).

The church still serves the Town of Versailles and offers a full program of worship and events.

Paroisse de Notre Dame de Versailles
35, Rue de la Paroisse
78000 Versailles, France
Tel: +33 1 39 50 25 62


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King Louis XIV of France, Chateau de Versailles

Louis XIV ordered the church built.

     
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