Basilique Sainte Clotilde, Paris

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The Basilica of Saint Clotilde is a basilica church in Paris, located on the Rue Las Cases, in the area of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It is best known for its imposing twin spires.
Construction of the church was first mooted by the Paris City Council on 16 February 1827. It was designed by architect F. C. Gau of Cologne in a neo-Gothic style. Work began in 1846, but Gau died in 1853, and the job was continued by Théodore Ballu who completed the church in 1857. It was opened on 30 November 1857 by Cardinal Morlot. The church was declared a minor basilica by Pope Leo XIII in 1896.
This neo-gothic basilica is marked by its two towers 69 meters high.
The interior is clear and there are stained glass windows by Thibaut (a 19th century glassmaker), paintings by Jules Eugène Lenepveu, sculptures by James Pradier and Francisque Joseph Duret. A series of sculptures by Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume representing the conversion of Valerie of Limoges, her condemnation to death, decapitation and the appearance of Saint Martial.
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  • Walking through the neighborhood we discovered this church, impressive on the outside and breathtaking inside. Don't miss it.
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  • Neo-Gothic cathedral... without particular praise. Beautiful and characteristic architecture but inside gave me an absolute sense of detachment and 'abandoning'... leather sensations because it was tidy and clean anyway... but so much he 'communicated' me!
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  • A large, restful church just off Les Invalides, with a pleasant garden in front. Worth trying to catch one of the recitals on their fabulous and world-famous organ. The terrasse of the chic bistro Le Basilic alongside is a true hidden gem of this area (though it's expensive...).
  • The most important French Organ Tradition shrine!
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