Eglise Saint Roch, Paris

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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.HistoryIn 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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  • August 5, 2017
    It is a very large church located on the East side of the rue Saint-Honoré. Exterior walls and beautifully dirty with exhaust gas, into hope. You can take a casual atmosphere. However, no sense of humor Church. Buzz canopy is also helpful.
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  • July 28, 2017
    The façade of this church is interesting. But above all, we must return to this church to enjoy a balanced architecture including many impressive techniques. The set off a nice serenity, because nothing is too overloaded.
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  • June 10, 2017
    Voyage October 2014 this Baroque church from within unusual (it looks like a block very narrow and very long) is producing richly decorated interiors, is among the largest in the city.
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  • March 14, 2017
    The site where Napoleon distinguished himself on 14 Vendemiaire, worth a visit to this historical site
  • January 19, 2016
    What a lovely place to visit in Paris. Probably not in many tourist guides so it was quiet Lovely to photograph but I didn't break my rule of photographing inside religious sites. Left a nice donation.
  • March 2, 2016
    A great church to visit, but to enhance your visit consider taking in a concert while you are there. We saw gospel dream and to hear such beautiful voices in an old space designed to amplify sound was an experience!
  • June 18, 2014
    Discovered this church by accident and was blown away by the interior. It is large. The artwork is extraordinary and I liked the way it was illuminated and explained at the entrance and related to the Bible passages in both in French and English. The focal point at the end of the church is very meditative. Well worth a look
  • April 7, 2017
    awe inspiring

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