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Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet, Paris

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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.
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  • Stopped, got up to in what is likely to pass because the churches of Europe are accustomed, but I take care. And is not particularly notable, something that attracted only cannot be represented. The Saints also is unique.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 »
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  • 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.
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