Port Louis

St. Louis Cathedral

The St. Louis Cathedral, It is a religious building in Port Louis, Mauritius, is the seat of the bishop of the diocese of Port-Louis. It is located in a place where several churches have been successful: Between 1752 and 1756, Jean-François Charpentier of Cossigny built a first building, which soon fall apart, and then was hit by a cyclone in 1760. A new church collapses again the April 9, 1773 as a result of another cyclone. The result of a reconstruction in 1782, to another building soon ended in collapse. Subsequently, the building was restored in 1814 by Sir Robert Townsend Farquhar, the first British governor, until they appeared the same recurring structural problems in 1819. Bishop James (Jacques) Leen will be in charge of rebuilding the structure from 1930 to 1933, and It will be held a final restoration in 2007.