The Church of Saint-Roch is a late Baroque church in Paris, dedicated to Saint Roch. Located at 284 rue Saint-Honoré, in the 1st arrondissement, it was built between 1653 and 1740. The church is organized as a series of chapels. One of them is dedicated to Saint Susanna in memory of the church which used to stand in its place. Accordingly, there is a mural painting above the altar, showing Saint Susanna fleeing her attackers, and looking up to the heavens for the help of God. The Marquis de Sade was married in this church on May 17, 1763.Arrange to visit Eglise Saint-Roch and other attractions in Paris using our Paris travel route builder .
In 1521, the tradesman Jean Dinocheau had a chapel built on the outskirts of Paris, which he dedicated to Saint Susanna. In 1577, his nephew Etienne Dinocheau had it extended into a larger church. In 1629, it became the parish church and thereafter underwent further work. The first stone of the church of Saint-Roch was laid by Louis XIV in 1653, accompanied by his mother Anne of Austria. Originally designed by Jacques Lemercier, the building's construction was halted in 1660 and was resumed in 1701 under the direction of architect Jacques Hardouin-Mansart, brother of the better-known Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Work was finally completed in 1754.
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L’église est très belle, écouter un gospel est toujours une expérience intéressante, néanmoins je trouve que l’acoustique ne se prête pas trop à ce type de prestation. Il faut vraiment être devant. Ce... more »The church is very beautiful, listening to gospel is always an interesting experience, nevertheless I find that the acoustics do not lend itself too much to this type of performance. You really have to be in front. This is not what I had hoped for despite all the talent of the group.
Para quem está acostumado a visitar igrejas católicas, a Eglise Saint Roch não vai impressionar. Apenas parte do teto é pintado e a igreja não demonstra aquela riqueza de detalhes que estamos habituad... more »For those who are accustomed to visiting Catholic churches, Eglise Saint Roch will not impress. Only part of the ceiling is painted and the church does not demonstrate that richness of detail that we are accustomed to see in the constructions of the genre. I was under the impression that people come in to see it and they won't be long. I highlight only a beautiful and very old baptismal font.
Stumbled onto this church by accident. Had no idea what it would unfold once entered, and waw it did not disappoint. After literally wandering into here, I sat for a good while just taking in the astonishing architecture, then walked around to fully take in the whole place. Just jaw-dropping dedication and investment. Would totally recommend it to anyone in the area.
We stumbled upon this 17th century baroque church while waiting for our Giverny trip. After short prayers, we marveled at the murals and sculptures which, though not famous, were as beautiful and as historical as those in Notre Dame. And then... and then... suddenly we heard celestial voices seemingly emanating from its walls (as the church seemed empty without us).
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