Notre Dame de Royan

Location: Royan, France

Architect: Guillaume Gillet and Marc Hebrard

Year Completed: 1958

In 1945, the old neo-Gothic Ancienne église, Notre-Dame de Royan, was bombed and destroyed, which led to the decision to construct an equally magnificent but contemporary church. Notre Dame de Royan, completed in 1958, is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture and is constructed entirely of raw concrete.

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