Churches of Paris - Eglises de Paris
Eglise Saint-Augustin

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The Saint-Augustin Church is a huge vessel representative of ultimate religious constructions néo-baroques in the capital, during second half of the XIXth century, Second Empire time.  Built in 11 years since 1860, this modern and very light church, was made by the architect Baltard in the district formerly called "Small Poland". This is the heart of XIIIth arrondissement between the Plaine Monceau and Saint-Lazare Station.  The new Haussmanien layout gives to the capital in restoration its contemporary pace.  Large streets are opened called "boulevards".  It is often significant to install imposing monuments on the strategic places with the crossing of these boulevards.  For that reason the site of this church was selected, at the place of an old precarious vault.  Face to the Military Circle, the Church Saint-Augustin throne on a very open position very rare for the the few older churches usually screwed in the old streets of Paris. Beyond the cocktail of Romane influences, byzantines, Gothics of which it testifies, the characteristic of this church lies in its metal framework covered with stone signed Baltard, which enables him to claim with dimensions of a cathedral with its 94 meters length.  Nevertheless, it remains light as testifies the three immense openings to them to its frontages which would have been technically impossible to realize with the Middle Ages and its vast stained glasses boring the walls of the three stages. The organ was built by Cavaillé-coll in 1899.

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