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Basilique Notre Dame de la Trinité

Historic site and monument ,  Basilica in Blois
  • The Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Trinité is a major example of sacred art from the interwar period. It is the world center for the devotion of the Three Hail Marys, a prayer received in the Middle Ages by Saint Mechtilde.

    Erected in the 1930s by a group of talented craftsmen and artists, the 14 immense stained-glass windows and the majestic mosaic in the choir radiate beautiful shimmering colors. The building is a gentle reflection of the Virgin Mary, to whom it pays homage.

    Climb up to...
    The Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Trinité is a major example of sacred art from the interwar period. It is the world center for the devotion of the Three Hail Marys, a prayer received in the Middle Ages by Saint Mechtilde.

    Erected in the 1930s by a group of talented craftsmen and artists, the 14 immense stained-glass windows and the majestic mosaic in the choir radiate beautiful shimmering colors. The building is a gentle reflection of the Virgin Mary, to whom it pays homage.

    Climb up to the bell tower (€2 entrance fee, payable in the store), and you'll discover and hear the 48 bells of one of Europe's finest carillons. From its 60-metre height, you'll have a 360-degree view of Blois and its beautiful forests. In fine weather, you can even catch a glimpse of the Château de Chambord.

    Basilica opening hours: daily 8am-8pm
    Bell tower opening hours: same as the store: Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 12.15pm and 2.30pm to 6pm.

    Adjacent to the basilica is the 3 Ave boutique. Here you'll find a wide range of recent books, as well as icons, statues and monastic crafts: jams, beers, pasta and cosmetics, all made by monasteries and abbeys. So many gift ideas for a communion, baptism or wedding!

    Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 9.30am-12.15pm and 2.30pm-6pm
    Sunday: after morning mass.
  • Environment
    • In town
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
Services
  • Equipment
    • Boutiques
  • Services
    • Free visit
    • Non-guided tour
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Free
  • Extra
    2 €
Openings
  • All year
  • Monday
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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