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Saint-Louis Church

Monument - Le Gosier

Saint-Louis parish was founded in 1658. It owes its name to King Louis IX, who was canonized in 1297. When the British attacked in 1794, Le Gosier was their chosen landing point in Guadeloupe. The settlement was largely destroyed, the church (and other buildings) dismantled to provide materials for shoring up the ramparts of Fort Fleur d’Epée. The religious edifice was destroyed again by the earthquake of 1843 that affected all of Grande Terre, particularly Pointe-à-Pitre. The current concrete structure is of recent construction. It features three naves of identical dimensions. Its bell tower, colorfully decorated by Guadeloupian graffiti artist Philippe Laurent, is in the design of a trellis post and can be seen from afar, attracting visitors.

Le Gosier, Saint-Louis church: fresco depicting scenes of life
Le Gosier, Saint-Louis church: fresco depicting scenes of life
The Saint-Louis church and its illustrated bell tower
The Saint-Louis church and its illustrated bell tower
St. Louis Church - Le Gosier, Guadeloupe. Porch
St. Louis Church - Le Gosier, Guadeloupe. Porch
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