Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Paris

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  • The Chapel is at the heart of the University of the Sorbonne. Besides the chapel or the tomb of Richelieu was deseked by the sans-panties of the French Revolution and of which it is not known whether the head of Richelieu is really the head of Armand Jean du Plessis, says the Cardinal of Richelieu. His impressive tomb is the image of this historical figure in the history of France. The guided tour allows you to visit the Grand Amphitheatre of the famous characters ' lectures, the peristyle in the line of the Opera Garnier, the gigantic murals of François Flameng. Everything is organized to demonstrate the distinctive literature-science duality of the Sorbonne University, both in terms of spaces as well as paintings and sculptures. One permeates and visualizes a concentration of French University history in the heart of the Latin quarter.
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  • The chapel of the Sorbonne is associated with the prestigious Parisian University, which is recreated in 1627 by the architect Jacques Lemercier (1586-1654) on the order of Cardinal Richelieu. It is located at the Sorbonne square in the 5th arrondissement. While Richelieu is the principal of the Sorbonne, he wants to have a burial worthy of the image he makes of himself (SIC). He therefore built this Chapel connected to the University by the Cour d'honneur. It is built between 1635 and 1642 and the decorations of the nave and the dome are the work of the famous official painter of the Court, Philippe de Champagne (1602-1674). Outside, you can see its classic-style façade at two architectural levels with a portal framed by columns with Corinthian capitals, with two statues. The second level above the entablature, consists of a portico decorated with statues in niches and adorned with columns with a large triangular marquee. The classic-style dome is detached from the visible frame of the square. On the side of the Cour d'honneur, the entrance to the Chapel is monumental, with a peristyle with columns of corinthan order, at the top of a large staircase. The classic-style Dome decorated with skylights is opened with stained glass Windows. The Interior is quite sober, with a nave shaped like a basilical cross. Pilasters decorate the low-side, made of open-arched arches. In the Centre, the large dome is opened with stained glass and decorated with frescoes with geometric drawings and medallions. Frescoed pendants decorate the bases of the dome. On the right, the organs, currently undergoing renovation, are of the factor Louis Paul Dallery (1797-1875), and date from 1825. On the left you can see a chapel with the Cardinal's Tomb. It is composed of Richelieu in Cardinal habit in a reclining position on a canopy and dying. He is supported by the allegory of "piety" and at his feet, a weeping woman representing the "Christian doctrine", is bent over her Tomb. Begun in 1675, by the sculptor François Girardon (1628-1715), this mausoleum was only completed in 1694, as this statesman had made many enemies. In addition, François Girardon, a sculptor of genius, has left many works at the Louvre and at the Château de Versailles, under Louis XIII and Louis XIV.
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  • Too bad it is closed but beautiful place
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  • The Oldest High school founded in 1257 is already speaking in itself.
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