The Christ of Ile Verte
Address: Eglise Notre Dame de l’Assomption
Since 2005, the Eglise Notre Dame, located on the Old Port, has housed the Christ of Ile Verte. Pope Pius VII requested that the Christ be placed on Ile Verte on the remains of the Chapel of St Pierre. The Christ remained on the island until the bombing of the liberation in 1944 when it disappeared at sea for a while. Found by an underwater fisherman, the remains of this sculpture were given to the Museum and then restored by Rurik and Elisabeth Bounatian-Benatov – two Parisian architects who own a vacation home in the area.