Notre-Dame des Vents

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Notre-Dame des Vents

Notre-Dame des Vents is a Roman Catholic church located in Port-aux-Français, the capital settlement of the Kerguelen Islands, Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands in the south Indian Ocean. Its name means "Our Lady Of The Winds."

The chapel was built during the 1950s and is made out of concrete. Small rectangular stained glass adorn the base of the ceiling. Its proportions are based on the Golden Ratio. A few celebrations are held through the year.

A statue of the Virgin and Child is located between the chapel and the Golfe du Morbihan (Kerguelen). It is the southernmost French Catholic place of worship.

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Coordinates: 49°21′9″S 70°12′55″E / 49.35250°S 70.21528°E / -49.35250; 70.21528