Prosperous Pondicherry - The Heart of Indo-French Architecture

Pondicherry, currently known as Puducherry, has earned the moniker Paris Of The East due to the French influence in its culture and heritage. The Union Territory of India shares a deep connection with French culture since 1674, the year when the first trading post of the French East India Company sprang up here. Pondicherry has been influenced by the multiple colonial powers of Dutch, English, and Portuguese. But France always had a strong presence here, and eventually, their lifestyle started to influence the lives of the locals. The Parisian architectural styles can be seen in Pondicherry, making it the pinnacle of Indo-French architecture.

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Pondicherry follows the grid system in terms of city planning and has two zones- Tamil Quarters and French Quarters. Some of the prominent examples of this new form of Indo-French fusion architecture in Pondicherry are as follows:
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Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges:
 
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, also known as Our Lady of Angles church is a classic example of French architecture in the colonial era. Serving till date, the church is painted a pearl white both on the outside and inside. Built in a Greco-Roman architecture style, the church has two pillars on either side of the main chapel. Once believed to be adorned by the statue of Our Lady of Angels, the church now houses a Holy Cross.


Raj Niwas:

 

As the name suggests, Raj Niwas is the Governor’s residence and is nearly 350 years old. The stunning white mansion is the perfect blend of French and Tamil architecture and was built by the French East India Trading Company in the year 1674. If you are a heritage enthusiast and you are visiting Pondicherry, this is a place you must see.

 

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French Villas in the French Quarters:
 
Mostly private residences, these sprawling marvels are plastered in hues of orange, yellow and white and provide a pleasingly aesthetic sight as you stroll down the road. The perfect fusion of Tamil and French architecture, the French Quarters are sure to provide you with your own personal slice of France on your trip to Pondicherry.
 
When you visit Pondicherry, the explorer in you is sure to be mesmerized by the beauty and tranquility of the Union Territory. After a long day of taking in the sights, you need the perfect place to retire to. Look no further than The Promenade, Pondicherry, where elegance meets excellence. The hotel in Pondicherry is tucked in the heart of the French Quarters and serves as a perfect example of French architecture in Pondicherry. With intricate design and pastel hues of yellow and white, the hotel resembles a Parisian giant in itself. With excellent rooms and state-of-the-art facilities, our guests can enjoy their stay in one of the best resort in Pondicherry. Looking for fine dining but don't want to go too far? Head to any one of our restaurants in Pondicherry and satisfy your hunger pangs.
 
Visit Pondicherry today, and stay at thebest hotel in Pondicherry.