Northern France Tourism : official website

Choeur de Lumière - Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

Church (BOURBOURG)


Spoken languages : anglais


Known as "Choeur de Lumière" in French, it is the biggest contemporary work to be commissioned by the state in the last twenty years. It's a monumental ensemble of fifteen sculptures spreading out across the Gothic heart of the Saint Saint Jean-Baptiste church of Bourbourg. This masterpiece was created by the English artist, Sir Anthony Caro, father of contemporary modern sculpture, who came to visit here and was instantly struck by look of the place and its history.