Eglise St-Medard, Paris

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During your travels, take some time to check out Eglise St-Medard, a beautiful church rebuilt in the 15th century in flamboyant gothic style. It was moderated several times until the 18th century and has thus a rather heterogenic appearance. You should also look for the breathtaking organcase housed here, made by Germain Pillon in 1646 and renovated by several others during the years afterwards.

Situated at the end of the medieval and picturesque Rue Mouffetard, this church is one of the typical countryside churches of Paris. For more to do and experience, check out the busy surroundings for plenty of restaurants and shops. Plan my Paris trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • This charming neighbourhood Church is located at the bottom of the old Rue Mouffetard, in the 5th arrondissement. This route linked Lutèce (Paris) to Lugdunum (Lyon) from antiquity. A first church, which succeeds a chapel of the 4th century, is attested in 1160. It is attached to the Abbey of Sainte Geneviève near, then located on the eponymous "mountain". (location of the current Pantheon) This church was built in the 15th century, in the Gothic style, which appears on the main façade. This one is on three levels, with a simple portal without decoration topped by a large Gothic stained glass window topped with a marquee. The nave is in two parts, the oldest one located near the entrance, is Gothic style with very elegant buttresses. A square bell tower, topped with a pointed roof, is shifted from the nave. Unfortunately this one is framed by the nearby buildings and is not readily visible. The first part of the nave is supported by simple pillars without a marquee from which the balusters depart with decorated vaulted warheads. The low-rated chapels are very dark and poorly maintained, with stained glass Windows in the modern or historical style. The other part of the nave to the apse, dates from the sixteenth century and is of greater width. It is fitted with round ribbed pillars and the warhead is covered with wooden panelling. The lateral walls of the nave are open to large viral styles, with geometric or historiated shapes, and illuminate the building well. The two large lateral chapels "Sainte Anne" and "Saint Joseph" are decorated with original marble wall sculptures, dedicated to "Joan of Arc" and "the Virgin" the current altar in Carrara marble, dates from 2011. A ambulatory flanked by chapels, surrounds the choir. These chapels, some of which are quite dark, possess some remarkable paintings. One can admire the pillars supporting the Arch of the ambulatory, with beautiful carved capitals. The choir is topped by a high apse with five large polychrome stained glass Windows, each open with three lancets and oculus. A great Golden Sun with the radiant triangle of the old testament, also symbol of the Freemasons, overcomes the choir; Finally, the axial Chapel of the Virgin was added in 1784 in the classical style. The Virgin is surrounded by a "radiant Sun" under a frame with column and marquee, classic style. Two large paintings depicting "the marriage of the Virgin" by Caminade pupil of David decorate the lateral walls. The great organs are, a real work of art, design by Jean Baptiste Stoltz (1813-1874). The Church is classified as a historic monument since 1905 this building is accessible by the Metro station "Censier Daubenton" line n ° 7. Then take Daubenton Street. It is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 19:30 and Sundays from 9am to 12.30 and from 4pm to 8.30 pm.
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  • Built in the 15th century, the Church of Saint Medard has experienced many painful events. Destroyed by the Protestants in 1560, it was rebuilt after the war of religion ended. Under the commune, she lived for bloody hours. And even more...
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