Fort-de-France Cathedral

Local nameCathédrale Saint-Louis
LocationMartinique, France

St. Louis Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral located in Martinique, an overseas department of France. It was built in the late 19th-century in the Romanesque Revival style and serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fort-de-France. The church is situated in the downtown area of the capital Fort-de-France, at the intersection of rue Victor Schoelcher and rue Blénac.

The construction of the cathedral began in the mid-17th century and it opened in 1657. Due to the natural disasters that have plagued Fort-de-France over the years, the current structure dates back to 1895 and was built with an iron frame in order to withstand these calamities. It is the seventh church to be erected on the site; it was designed by Gustave Eiffel and built by Pierre-Henri Picq.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Cathedral,_Fort-de-France

Address Rue Victor Schoelcher, 97200 Fort-de-France

Coordinates 14°36'15.356" N -61°4'11.857" E

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