Eglise Sainte-Bernadette

Built between 1962 and 1964 in the heart of a new district of Dijon, Les Grésilles, Sainte Bernadette is one of the first churches built in application of the principles of the Second Vatican Council. Based on the specifications drawn up by a group of priests and lay people, the architect (Joseph BELMONT) translated into the architecture of Sainte Bernadette the reversal of perspectives to which the Council's reflections led, and proposed a building that bears witness to the 20th century revolution in art.

With its unusual architecture, the church blends in admirably with the neighbourhood and symbolises openness to the world: use of contemporary materials (concrete, glass, steel), shapes that reflect the importance of welcoming and gathering, the curtain wall technique for the upper parts, which gives Saint Bernadette its architecture of light...

This symbolic building is listed as a historical monument and has been awarded the "20th Century Heritage" label.

Today, the building is part of the Blessed John XXIII parish.


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  • Religious heritage
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