The Église Saint-Augustin de Paris is a Catholic church located at 46 boulevard Malesherbes in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The church was designed to provide a prominent vista at the end of the boulevard both of which were built during Haussmann's renovation of Paris under the Second French Empire. The closest métro station is Saint-Augustin 15px 15pxOur Paris trip builder website makes visiting Saint-Augustin Church and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Haussmann's PlanDuring the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 60s Paris experienced a dramatic transformation under the direction of Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Haussmann cut many boulevards through the crowded, medieval city placing prominent public buildings at the boulevard ends to provide impressive vistas. The boulevard Malesherbes was laid out cutting northwest from La Madeleine. Saint-Augustin, close to the spot where Haussmann was born, was built to provide a counterpoint to the famous columns of La Madeleine at the other end of the boulevard. It was also designed to be visible from the Arc de Triomphe down the avenue de Friedland. The chosen site, an odd shaped lot at the intersection of four streets, and the need for a dome of 200ft so as to be visible from the Arc de Triomphe, dictated unusual proportions for the building. The church was designed by Haussmann's fellow Protestant, architect Victor Baltard who also famously designed Les Halles markets. While Baltard's use of iron in Saint-Augustin's structure is praised for its inventiveness, at least one critic has described the church as, "an eyesore: ridiculously sited, without proportion, crushed beneath an outsized dome." The neighborhood around the church is now one of the most expensive in Paris.
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Jeg har flere gange besøgt Église Saint-Augustin, og skrev i 2016 en anmeldelse her på TripAdvisor af kirken. Da jeg en smuk sommerdag i august 2019 igen kom forbi kirken, var det en stor overraskelse... more »I have visited Église Saint-Augustin several times and wrote in 2016 a review here on TripAdvisor by the church. When I was a beautiful summer day in August 2019 again came past the church, it was a great surprise to see that the façade had been cleaned. The sun stood directly against the church, which looked completely new and washed out. However, the pages of the church still need to be cleaned of dirt. It is to be hoped that it will also be possible to carry out this work.
Потрясающе красивая церковь Святого Августина была построена в 1871г. Это было время масштабных преобразований города, начатых префектом Парижа бароном Османом в 1853-1870гг. Церковь поражает своими р... more »The stunningly beautiful Church of St. Augustine was built in 1871. It was a time of large-scale transformation of the city, initiated by the prefect of Paris Baron Osman in 1853-1870. The church is striking in its size!
One of the most interesting saints in Christian history but he doesn't get much space here. Still, a stunning industrial church.
Beautiful architecture! A must see if you're in the area. It's also free!
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