Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Ile-de-France  /  Paris  /  Sightseeing  /  Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet

Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet, Paris

(4.5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet is a Roman Catholic church in the centre of Paris, France located in the 5th arrondissement. Since 1977, the church has been occupied by traditionalist Society of St. Pius X and remains in the Society's possession to this day.History until 1977The church was first built in the 13th century and was reconstructed between 1656 and 1763.In 1612, Adrien Bourdoise founded a seminary at Saint-NicolasIn the late 17th century, noted harpsichordist Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy (1633–1694) served as titular organist of the church.In the 19th century the adjacent Mutualité site was occupied by a seminary. There, Ernest Renan studied under the direction of the Abbé Dupanloup, who attained celebrity in 1838 when he reconciled the notoriously amoral diplomat Talleyrand, who had received the minor orders at Saint-Nicholas, to the church on his death-bed. (Dupanloup subsequently became Bishop of Orléans and a member of the Académie française).Since 1905, the city of Paris, following the Law on the separation of Church and State, claims ownership of the church but grants the Roman Catholic Church a free usage right.
Make Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris travel itinerary planner.
Source
Create a full Paris itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Paris

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Paris by other users

11 days in France BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in France BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Paris BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Spain, Paris & Loire Valley BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in London, Paris & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Paris BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Italy, London & Paris BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • For those who love and feel good masses, I recommend the best traditional mass of Paris located in the Church of St. Nicholas of Chardonnet. Simply magnificent! Liturgy in Latin, songs in Latin, magnificent choir and organ. A place to learn and enjoy.
    View original
  • When I travel, I like to worship at a Catholic church where there is Latin mass; this is such a place run by Society of Saint Pius X; the church has an interesting - indeed fascinating - history as yo...  more »
  • The Church Saint Nicolas of the Chardonnay has done much ink. It contains beautiful works beyond his baroque style which in itself has nothing exceptional. And for those who still like to hear a latin mass, this is the place!
    View original
Google
  • We stumbled across this Church on our way to another place and glad we did. Really cool one.
  • Espetacular
  • Beautiful church without the crowds.
  • Long live the Catholic Tradition!
  • Beautiful church that perpetuates the traditional Catholic Liturgy. A big congratulations to the priests of the fraternity who are great people.
    View original