Churches of Paris - Eglises de Paris
Church Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis

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99, rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris - Metro : Saint-Paul

This splendid church of le Marais is perfectly representative of the great style French and Italian baroque.  Since 1580, the Father of the Society of Jesus built in the street Saint-Antoine a vault dedicated to Saint-Louis, ancestor of their benefactor, Charles of Bourbon. A few years later, these Jesuits will be expelled of France.  Returned to the country in 1600 with the benediction of Louis XIII, they will increase the small Saint-Paul vault and will give rise to this vast church between 1627 and 1641.  Four superb paintings devoted to Saint-Louis enameled the tympanums of the vaults. But after plunderings of the revolution, there remains about it only three.  A Christ with the Garden of the Olive-trees ordered with Delacroix in 1824 replaced missing work.  The two stoups in the shape of shell laid out with the entry were given by Victor Hugo, as a neighbor, for the birth of her daughter.  Many celebrities attended this church.  The first mass of 1641 was given in the presence of the royal family by the Cardinal of Richelieu, which had beforehand baptized the first stone of the frontage in 1634.  Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Rameau animated the music, the hearts of Louis XIII and Louis XIV was a preserved time there.  The frontage preserved one blazing dial of clock crowned of gilded bronze rays which come from the old close church Saint-Paul, destroyed in 1799.

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