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Cloitre des Billettes, Paris

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  • Alsea ve streets go a little to the North from the Town Hall and to the right entrance Corridor of the billets. You can get free anyone. In Paris, its only surviving medieval cloister and ask to visit. In the corridor was very small and the round was and it takes 5 minutes to go around. Near the entrance and 張ri番 young men and BACKGROUND music are a photo Panel and hung on the wall, was used as art galleries. Beautiful ceiling vault and cleaned floors clean is a small cloister, with a rustic feel good.
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  • Unknown but is worth a visit! I could only visit the small exhibition located in the cloister, but I was pleasantly surprised. The works were very interesting and the sign that accompanied each work was very full.
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  • This religious complex is situated 24 rue Archives in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, in full in the "Marais" district, behind the BHV department store. It is accessible from the metro station "Hôtel de Ville" lines No. 1 and 11 it is landlocked in the neighbouring buildings and only the neoclassical façade, is visible from the outside. This church is dedicated to the Protestant Lutheran since the reign of Napoleon I in 1808. During the Revolution the Church was sold to an individual, the city of Paris the buys in 1808. Originally the location includes a Romanesque chapel built in 1208 to honour "a miracle" as the Catholic Church likes to glorify them. In 1299, the Philippe Le Bel King installs the brothers Hospitallers of charity our Lady later nicknamed "Billets" who officiate in the Church. The name of "Billets" is of uncertain origin. But it seems that the brothers Hospitallers, to distinguish itself wore from the 16 th century, on their religious clothing, a coat of arms with a small rectangular stand called "Billet" in heraldic language. This church, which takes the name of "Our Lady of Miracle", becomes a place of pilgrimage. This committed the brothers Hospitallers, to acquire land surrounding and to rebuild the Church in 1405 and add a cloister in 1427 in the Gothic style. The cloister we see today is of this time, with the exception of the top houses dating from the 17th and 19th centuries. Then the Church knows twists at the time where the Carmelite order resumed the Church and wants to rebuild it in the classic style of the time in 1633; But this project was abandoned because of quarrels between religious orders and isn't that in 1742 as the order of Carmelites billets have permission to build a church in the neo-classical style under the Direction of architect Jacques Hardouin Mansart, who also built the Church Saint Louis de Versailles. But have conflicts yet and isn't that in 1754 the shipyard is engaged. The façade is neoclassical in 2 levels, the portal of entry being framed by 'Doric' columns at marquee without decor. The second level is "Ionic style" with 4 pilasters scrolls, that frame the canopy and its pendulum. The marquee of the facade is damaged and covered with a tarp! The Interior of the Church is sober with galleries with arcades on two levels of each side of the nave and carved wooden railings. As in all Lutheran churches, there are little decoration especially in the chorus, except some paintings from the 17 th century in the galleries representing the passion of Christ. The stained glass windows are any and without great interest. Small cloister in Gothic style to paved courtyard, with arches in ogive and 4 galleries has beautiful sculptures, including coats of arms framed by angels. In fact it is the only surviving from that time in Paris and is worth a visit. It often hosts exhibitions of painting and various concerts. We can say that this space is a haven of peace and discovery with its exhibitions, in this rather exciting and trendy Marais.
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