Eglise Saint Bernard de la Chapelle, Paris

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The Church of Saint-Bernard de la Chapelle or simply Saint-Bernard-de-la-Chapelle, is a Neo-gothic Roman Catholic church in the Goutte d'Or neighborhood of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, located at the intersection of the Rue Saint-Bruno and the Rue Affre.Until 1860, the Goutte d'Or formed part of the commune of La Chapelle, and was thus served by the historic village Church of Saint-Denys de la Chapelle, where Joan of Arc paused when entering Paris in 1429. The construction and development of the Gare du Nord, immediately to the south of the Goutte d'Or, led to a significant increase in the neighbourhood's population, thus generating a need for a new church. Construction of this church – the future Saint-Bernard-de-la-Chapelle – began in 1858 and was completed in 1861, by which time the Goutte d'Or neighbourhood was part of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, following the incorporation of a number of communes into an expanded city of Paris.In September 1996, the church was the scene of an expulsion by the police of illegal immigrants who had taken refuge there.Saint-Bernard is also the name of the chapel of the Gare Montparnasse.
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  • The Church of Saint Bernard de la Chapelle is located in the 18th arrondissement at no. 11 Rue Affre, in the District of the Goutte d'Or. Firstly, at the time of its construction in 1858, it is on the commune of the Chapel, which later will be integrated into the new Paris in 1860 under Napoleon III, with the creation of the 20 boroughs. Its name recalls, that it is dedicated to Bernard de Clairvaux, (1090-1153), founding monk of the Cistercian order in 1132, the great conservative Theoloist of the Catholic Church. The architect Louis Auguste Magne, is the designer and chooses, which is fashionable at the time, the return to old orders, with neo-Gothic. It is easy to notice that, everything here, is in the architectural laces of the Gothic. The Bell Tower is finished with a metal arrow, like Notre Dame de Paris, which rises to 60 meters. It is supported by a masonry structure with a gable marquee, framed by polygons with openwork clochette. The porch, in flamboyant Gothic style, is in advanced of the façade, because added after, with a set of three arches in brace, topped by a ledge. A large stained glass window opens on the front. The right transept, possesses on the outside, a false door with carved tympanum representing the "resurrection". The Church is shaped like a cross, with a rounded bedside supported by muddy arches. A small Gothic Pavilion polygonal is added in support of the initial bedside. It is capped with a conical roof topped by an opened steeple. Another Pavilion, that one in neo-Renaissance style, is right next to the Interior of the nave is of the pure "Gothic", with the pillars with marquee supporting the balusters, which then form the vault with crossed ogive. The lower side of the nave, are opened from a gallery scanned by arches. At the top, large stained glass Windows "Cathedral" illuminate the nave. The apse is three-sided, with a blind Gallery with three Gothic arches surmounted by a set of stained-glass Windows with interlacing structure. The altar of simple form, is laid on a marble base transepts take up the same structures of flamboyant Gothic, as the façade, with a marquee of Ridge with studs. It is framed by columns...
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  • Gothic Revival style, the building of this church spanned from 1858 to 1862. It has been listed historical Monuments in 2012 and in 2015. Outside, you can admire the sculptures on the front, the eardrums, the gargoyles. Note that the entrance is actually on the left side, to 12 Street Saint Bruno. Inside: the way of the cross at the bottom relief, the statues, paintings of Claudius-Jacquand of 1867, the stained glass windows, heads carved on the pillars of the nave, the choir and its master altar, the chapel of the Virgin, the choir organ and his sculpture, the pulpit to preach ... A nice visit. Come by metro, station "Barbès-Rochechouart".
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