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Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

Histoire de Paris

 
 
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By Kevin W., June 30, 2015
1. Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Marker
Inscription. Dèdiée à saint Vincent de Paul, cette église domine le quartier où il a vécu et œuvré. Elle a été bâtie à partir de 1824 par Jean-Baptiste Lepère assisté de son gendre Hittorff, qui prit une part décisive au chantier. De plan basilical, elle évoque toutes les plus grandes réalisations de l'architecture religieuse sans en copier aucune. Au-dessus du portique, emprunté aux temples grecs, le fronton sculpté par Leboeuf-Nanteuil a pour sujet la glorification du saint entouré de figures symbolisant son action: un missionnaire, un galérien, des soeurs de la Charité se dévouant à des enfants ou à des malades. A l'intérieur, la frise peinte de 1848 à 1853 par Hippolyte Flandrin autour de la nef, entre les deux étages de colonnes, représente cent-soixante saints et saintes s'avançant vers le sanctuaire. Le décor de la chapelle de la Vierge, au chevet, une adjonction postérieure, est de William Bougereau (1885-1889). Le Calvaire du maître-autel est de Rude.

English translation:
Dedicated to Saint Vincent de Paul, the church dominates the area where he lived and worked. It was started in 1824 by Jean-Baptiste Lepère with the assistance of his son-in-law (Jacques) Hittorff, who eventually completed the project. Following a basilica plan, it uniquely evokes all the greatest achievements of religious architecture. Above the portico, borrowed from Greek temples, is a carved pediment by Nanteuil-Leboeuf, a glorification of the saint surrounded by figures symbolizing its action: a missionary, a galley slave, Sisters of Charity devoting themselves to children or sick. Inside, the painted frieze from 1848 to 1853 by Hippolyte
Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 30, 2015
2. Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Marker
Flandrin, around the nave between two rows of columns, is 160 saints advancing towards the sanctuary. The decoration of the chapel of the Virgin, on the eastern end of the church, is a later addition by William Bougereau (1885-1889). The Calvary on the high altar is by (François) Rude.
 
Location. 48° 52.687′ N, 2° 21.127′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France. Marker is on Rue la Fayette just east of Rue d'Abbeville, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris, Île-de-France 75010, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Square Aristade Caviaillé-Coll (a few steps from this marker); Gare du Nord (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); A la Memoire des Cheminots de la Region du Nord (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jewish Student Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Accès Guimard (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Cour Cadet (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Passages Jouffroy et Verdean (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Square Louise-Michel (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  WELCOME to the website of the Saint-Vincent de Paul catholic community in Paris!. The Parish' English-language version of their website. As of submission, their English-language version has the history section still under construction, but one from here it is just two clicks away to the French version of their history, if so inclined. (Submitted on July 27, 2015.) 
 
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Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 30, 2015
3. Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
<i>Paris - L'Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Marker</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1900
4. Paris - L'Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on July 27, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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