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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  • Next to the Louvre, a beautiful church, especially the chapel located toward the rear of the Church: amazing! -see photo - we had the chance to attend a concert of Corsican polyphonic voices, by a Corsican Quartet in delivery. Wow! beautifully melodious and powerful... I think that it is worth to learn because in Paris, there are often concerts in churches.
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  • This church would be easy to pass with just a glance as you stroll down Saint-Honore. Stop in and you will be surprised with beautiful art, stain-glass windows and an altar that is so different. It is...  more »
  • Beautiful church. Located about 15 minutes from Notre Dame. Another great church to look at with out the crowds of Notre Dame.  more »
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  • An awe-inspiring beautiful church with lots to offer .. whether you're a religious person or simply spiritual, like myself
  • Just go and see the place by night especially after the rain falls
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  • The site where Napoleon distinguished himself on 14 Vendemiaire, worth a visit to this historical site
  • 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.
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