Catholic shrines in France
The Sainte Chapelle Paris was built between 1242 and 1248, in accordance withe the wishes of Louis IX (king from 1226 to 1270 and the future Saint Louis) to house the relics of the Passion of the Christ. The most famous of these relics was the Crown of Thorns, acquired in 1239 for a sum that greatly exceeded the cost of building the Chapel itself..
Chartres Cathedralt is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site..
The Romanesque Conques abbey-church and its famous tympanum of the Last Judgement.
Basilica of St Therese of the Child Jesus, Lisieux, the largest church built in France in the course of the 20th century, this enormous domed edifice stands out on the hillside above town.
Consecrated to the Heart of Christ, a revelation of the love of God for mankind the Basilica Sacre Coeur Paris – Montmartre a unique place in the world of perpetual Eucharistic adoration, night and day, for more than 125 years.
See our list of catholic shrines in France
- Notre Dame Strasbourg Cathedral
- Basilica and the Tomb of St Mary Magdalene
- Beauvais Cathedral of Saint Peter
- Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral
- Cathedral Basilica of St Denis – Necropolis of the kings of France
- Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe in Le Puy en Velay
- Paray le Monial and The Sacred Heart Basilica
- Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
- The Notre Dame Cathedral de Paris
- Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette
- Shrine of Ars – Jean Marie Vianney
- Sanctuary of Our Lady of Laus
- Sainte Chapelle Paris
- Pellevoisin – Marian Apparitions site
- Our Lady of Chartres Cathedral
- Notre Dame de la Garde Marseille
- Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France – Marian Apparitions
- Fleury Abbey, Saint Benoit sur Loire
- Conques Sainte Foy Abbey Church and Tympanum of the Last Judgement
- Basilica of St Therese of the Child Jesus, Lisieux
- Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours
- Basilica of Sacre Coeur Paris