Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières

Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières

Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières
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Dave R
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK14 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
What do you say about visiting a church with such history? It was hit by over 2,000 shells during the Battle of Albert and the story of the golden statue of the Madonna and child atop the spire is now a remarkable piece of wartime folklore.
Inside, the ornate decorations and paintings are fabulous; not in their wealth but in their majestic setting.
Well worth a quiet half hour of sightseeing and contemplation.
Written July 19, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
Sep 2019
Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres is a lovely church. We were only passing through this area and just stopped for a short time to have some rest. We visited this church for a quick look. It looks beautiful both inside as well as outside. It is worth a visit if you happen to be in this area.
Written August 30, 2020
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,038 contributions
Sep 2022
Historical cathedral right next to the Somme 1916 Museum. Worth a visit. Free admission with donations welcome. Beautiful structure inside. Can be visited in a few minutes. Small gift shop just outside by front side door.
Written September 23, 2022
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Brian W
Gosport, UK200 contributions
Jul 2016
We visited this amazing building for two reasons. The history of this building during the Somme Battles is worth looking up and we were fortunate enough to have tickets to see the Treorci Male Choir who performed to commemorate the 38th (Welsh) Division at Mametz Wood in 1916. An amazing interior and a superb concert.
Written July 23, 2016
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Habari2
Toowoomba, Australia63 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
A lovely atmosphere in the church, with the nuns singing evening mass. Left a candle for family and left feeling spiritually lifted. Surprised to see chairs as seating. Well worth a visit if in Albert.
Written September 6, 2019
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JulietJones
Memphis, TN76 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
It is amazing to think that this church is in fact an exact replica of the previous church, which was bombed in WWI, 1918 I think. So the new church must have built in the 1920s or so. The detail, the workmanship, the mosaics, the brickwork and painting are outstanding.
Written December 19, 2015
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK450 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
Beautiful church in the middle of Albert. I visited it after touring the Museum which is almost next door
Written November 21, 2018
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chrisstc53
London, UK31 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Beautiful church in the middle of Albert. Look at the pictures inside to see how it looked after WW1. The golden statue of Mary on the top was nearly off! They have done a good job of rebuilding it. Lovely art nouveau detailing. Very sad tableau to the fallen half way down on the left. Could easily spend half an hour looking round.
Written October 2, 2016
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anthony a
Warwickshire, UK281 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
A beautiful and historic church. You must visit when in Albert and take a walk inside. Stunning images and decoration especially when you think what happened to it in the First World War. The River runs right under it which is amazing and you can see it if you walk round the church outside.
Written September 18, 2016
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missprior
London, United Kingdom32 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
Our main reason for visiting Albert was for the Museum of the Somme.
This stunning piece of architecture is right next to the entrance of the museum, plus, you cannot miss it- its towering spire with the golden statue of the Virgin & Child proudly overlooks the whole area & can be seen for miles.
On its own, it is a truly impressive sight, couple that with the history & incredible story from the WW1 period & it really adds to the wow factor. During 1915 the Basilica was hit by over 2000 shells. The statue, known as the Golden Virgin, sustained serious damage & began to lean over, finally resting at a ninety degree angle from its original position. Thus began the legend of the leaning virgin- which became known throughout the world. "When the virgin falls, the war will end"
She fell in April 1918.

The architect of this stunning building was Edmund Duthoit, the first stones were laid on July 13th 1885 & it was completed in 1897. Following the destruction caused during WW1 it was completely rebuilt between 1926-1931 by Louis Duthoit- the son of the original architect.

Inside there are two major pipe organs. The ceilings are ornate. There are beautiful mosaics. The usual religious icons. Stunning stained glass windows all around. It is simply beautiful. For a couple of Euros you can purchase & light a candle to place by the altar - which I did.
It was a calm & reflective space to while away a little time. Well worth a visit.
Written September 17, 2016
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Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières, Albert