Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Reviews
La visite de cette église n’était pas prévue à notre agenda mais elle se trouvait sur notre trajet (rue Saint-Honoré), sur la place Maurice Barrès (du nom d’un écrivain et homme politique français; 18... more »The visit of this church was not planned for our diary but it was on our way (St. Honoré Street), on the Place Maurice Barrès (named after a French writer and politician; 1862-1923), leading us from the Church of the Madeleine to Place Vendôme. Its 24 m diameter rotunda topped by a dome and its portico consisting of a triangular pediment supported by eight Corinthian columns (six of which are front) have particularly attracted our attention. An explanatory sign at the entrance taught us that when it was built (French architect Charles Errard, strong Italian influence) between 1670 and 1676, this church was at first glance the chapel of the convent of the Ladies of the Assumption. Decommissioned during the Revolution, it was reopened to worship in 1802. Since 1844, on the recommendation of the Archbishop of Paris, Archbishop Denys Auguste Affre (1793-1848), it has been awarded to the Polish mission in Paris and is today its main church. That's why there's a bust of John Paul II under his portico. In addition, a Polish restaurant belonging to the Polish Catholic Mission is opened in the crypt of the church every Sunday for lunch or dinner, where just a tea, a coffee with an excellent pastry in the pure Polish culinary tradition. There are several works of art of interest, including the fresco depicting "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary" by the French painter Charles de La Fosse (1636-1716) which adorns the dome of the rotunda.
Along the Rue St. Honore sits this church, which is home to many of Paris’ Polish Catholics. Look up at the ceiling when you enter - it’s beautiful. The altar is also lovely and there is a very large ... more »
The church of Notre Dame of the Assumption (Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption) is located on the small Maurice Barres Square along Rue Saint Honore on the Right Bank. It was originally constructed in the second half of the 17th-century based on the architectural plans of Charles Errard. The Italian influences of this church are clear, particularly circular shape of the building which to a much smaller scale, resembles the Pantheon in Rome. There is a front portico which is lined with Corinthian columns at the church entrance. The church also features a prominent dome which dominants its exterior. The interior is inherently round in shape, again similar to the Pantheon and and the likes of Sant'Agnese in Agone at Piazza Navona which was built in Rome around the same time period. Inside, you find a single room with rows of seats under the dome. Several side altars are erected with wall frescos. The main front altar is ornamental and overall nice to see. During our visit in December, there was Xmas decor and a tree in the church front as well. These were nice to see. In the end, if you enjoy seeing old church buildings during your travels, it is worth a few minutes to see both the exterior and interior of Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption while sightseeing in this area of the Right Bank.
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