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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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  • 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 »
  • Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet is a traditionalist Catholic parish run by the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). Regardless of whether you agree with the doctrines of the Society or not, the church itself i...  more »
  • This is my favorite church in Paris! I love the Traditional Latin Mass, and no where as much as in Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet. Check their website for "Annonces de la semaine" (weekly announcements) ...  more »
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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!
  • We stumbled across this Church on our way to another place and glad we did. Really cool one.
  • grand and quite
  • Beautiful church without the crowds.
  • Long live the Catholic Tradition!