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 used by traditionalist Society of St. Pius X and remains in the Society's hands.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-Nicolas.In 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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  • The Chuch is run by the Society of St Pius X(SPPX). The Church has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary. It was like home from home for me as I attend The institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest...  more »
  • Located in the Latin quarter on the rue de Bernardins 23. The Church is at the end of ' 600 700 started but its current neoclassical façade is the beginning of the 20th century. Inconspicuous on the outside, more enjoyable inside even though it is not a masterpiece of art and architecture. She became famous in 1977 when the society of Saint Pius X occupied the Church with some of his priests resulting in expulsion of the parish priest and his assistant. Since then it is the home of this fraternity, much followed with curiosity by many faithful who flock to the Sunday, in which we celebrate six masses more antiquo (with the ancient rite in Latin). To visit if you are in the area.
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  • Classic style, its construction began in 1658 and was completed in 1703. Inside, you can admire the way of the cross in bas-relief, statues, reliefs, paintings, chapels, altars and altarpieces. A nice visit.
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  • A stunning church and one where everything is just as it should be: proper confessionals, side altars in use, altar rails, statues, beautiful paintings - the lot! My friends and I were blown away. Thank you for your faith!
  • Beautiful church.
  • We stumbled across this Church on our way to another place and glad we did. Really cool one.
  • Beautiful church without the crowds.
  • grand and quite

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