Eglise Saint Jean Bosco, Paris

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  • Behind the Père Lachaise and after the place de La Réunion (meeting of Charonne low and high), not at all overseas, there is this Church of Don Cristobal dating from 1933. Beautiful Octagon shape with splendid stained glass Windows and a cross path offered by private individuals. This church, Art Deco, was finished after the war thanks to donations. The pulpit, in marble has a special shape. We must also see the harmonium
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  • I wanted to see one day a church entirely in the "Art Déco" style and well, it's done, I found it! This amazing building, dated 1938, located at no. 79 Street Alexandre Dumas, in the 20 th district. The dedication to St. John Bosco (1815-1880) is welcome. Because this Italian canonized priest in 1934, has worked all his life to help disadvantaged young children from the community. In 1859, he founded the society of St. Francis de Salle or Congregation of Salesians. The architect Dimitri Rotter (1878-1938) led to the realization of this church. First, you can see that the steeple Tower, ornate, surmounted by a triple tiering octagonal and open, who carries the cross. It is 53 m high and its base serves as a porch. Church is in the form of a unique building, opened high but narrow stained glass Bay Windows on the sides. At low level, the sides are open arched arcades surmounted by a succession of rectangular openings with stained-glass windows. The slim, pillars that flank each side lower section, ending with rectangular lancets. All of the stained glass windows are decorative Art Deco structure, made of edging and punch in a geometric shape. Two stained glass cross, frame the façade in the same Art Deco style; The Bell Tower is bordered in front, by both sides rounded, which correspond to the stairs of access to organs and the Bell Tower. They are decorated with small rectangular structures in honeycomb, with stacked white punches giving him a very airy style. Access to the Church by a double staircase, with a statue of Saint John Bosco, holding a child in her arms. This statue is the work of Georges Serraz; The lower part is a chapel. The Interior of the church includes a nave in length with the collateral and a gallery. Big round pillars with marble base, support the massive enough arches, arch support, which is inclined. These pillars extend on the vault, creating boxes, covered with frescoes and panels, depicting the life of Christ. A Gallery open, is created on the bottom sides with a railing to interlacing. Overall, yet in reinforced concrete, doesn't have the elegance of the churches with the same structure. This church is quite dark. So get there a sunny day! Fortunately, many parts are covered with mosaics and frescoes, which makes the less austere building. All the mosaics are the work of the workshops Mauméjean, true dynasty of master glassmakers Spanish, over 3 generations, from 1809 to 1957. The altars of the two transepts are decorated with magnificent polychrome mosaics, and are dedicated to the charitable actions of Jean Bosco and of the congregation of the Salesians. Similarly, Mauméjean has created a decoration of the Baptistry in particularly expressive mosaic on the theme of the baptism of Christ. He did the same with the pulpit to preach, which is unique and singular. The choir and the altar are still the work of Mauméjean, with sumptuous décor topped a Christ on the cross in mosaic. The polygonal apse, is open from magnificent skylights with at the centre, a large stained glass window that represents the apotheosis of Jean Bosco in very bright "Art Déco" style. The lower part is covered with mosaics between the elements of the structural pillars. All the stained glass side down and the tribune, are style "Art Deco" representative all Saints, as well as those of the Gallery, with medallion and polychrome checkerboard. They are the work of the workshops Jean Gaudin (1879-1954), master glassmaker and very prolific mosaicist. Finally, the paths of the cross are made into large mosaics which, with other works, give to that building, the quality of a "Temple of Decorative Arts", from the beginning of the XX th century! The Church is on the HD since 2001. This church, unique in its kind, is accessible by the metro station "Alexandre Dumas" line no. 2. Then, he must take the Charonne boulevard to the South and take the first left, rue Alexandre Dumas.
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  • Very interesting 30ies church
  • I feel so good in this place of prayer. You can stop there you will be well received..
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