Church, Landmarks

A Temple to the Glory of Napoleon’s Army in Paris ?

In 1806,  Napoleon made his decision to erect a memorial, a Temple de la Gloire de la Grande Armée. It is built in the Neo-Classical style and was inspired by the Maison Carrée at Nîmes, a well-preserved Roman temple. After the fall of Napoleon, King Louis XVIII determined that the structure would be used as […]


Famous Churches in Paris ?

– Notre-Dame Cathedral, the most famous. – Sainte-Chapelle, on the Ile de la Cite, with the famous its stained glass. – Saint-Denis Basilica, a burial place for kings and queens. – Sacré-Cœur Basilica, in Montmartre. – The Madeleine church, resembles a Greek temple. – Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Church, contains the shrine of St. Geneviève, the patron saint of […]


Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés ?

– Founded in the 6th century by the son of Clovis, Childebert. – Became one of the richest in France, a pantheon for Merovingian kings and a center of intellectual life in the French Catholic church until the French Revolution, a large explosion of gun powder destroyed almost all of the complex. – The abbey […]


The only Medieval Cloister in Paris ?

The cloister of Billettes is the only cloister from the Middle Ages left in Paris, built in 1425 by Les frères de la Charité-Notre-Dame. Today, it serves as an exhibition space for young artists. The beautiful church of Billettes,  the oldest Lutheran church in Paris, consecrated in 1809, hosts regular concerts. Address ? Marais District, […]


Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre church in Paris ?

A Melkite Greek Catholic parish church in Paris. One of the city’s oldest religious buildings. Gothic style, built during the 13th century. Situated in the 5th arrondissement (Maubert-Mutualité Paris Métro station). St-Julien le Pauvre hosts frequent classical and choral concerts.  


Russian Orthodox Church in Paris ?

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was established and consecrated in 1861. Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe. Many Russian aristocrats fled to France after the Russian Revolution, in 1917, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was their church. Neo-Byzantine Novgorod-style of the 1600s, by the tsar’s architect Kouzmin. 12, rue Daru in Paris 8th.


Climbing the Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève up to Saint-Étienne-du-Mont ?

Saint-Étienne-du-Mont ? A church containing the shrine of Sainte Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, and also the tombs of Blaise Pascal and Jean Racine. Where ? On the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève in the Ve arrondissement, near the Panthéon.

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