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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 »
  • 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!
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  • Apartments in Saint Louis Island went to the region frequently during your short stay. At the intersection of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Monge as one road on the East side. The apse of the Church comes from the island of Ile de la Cité where soon came into sight, quite notable. Once, turning to the façade to the North from the South apse is put in there. Was on the Western side of the Middle door was closed. On both sides of the doors of the rare northern front façade, while the two cylinder and neo-classical influences from 18th century considered. Dress code and notice boards are standing in the middle of the door and into the temple area was noted. Shoulder out, miniskirts, shorts, Bermuda shorts, "AVOID", that is, do not show some parts of skin, it seems. But often in Italy, is the first time in France. Also, when entering the temple as well as women to wear a veil; Values has been transmitted from the region to ban the burqini Bubka allowed in public places is now the recently, swimwear for Muslim women in France is so France domestic within the Church contrary to wear a veil that is different I thought. However, it turns out that you have taken the position that is rare in France like this posted, this church is very special. A priest but later found not recognized by the head of the Roman Catholic Church's tradition very conservative Church. Is underway in Latin, mass also sing even chant, made of silence remains. Into the temple, and the tension very solemn air atmosphere was rife. No mass, but only seemed to be believers in the number of people who were most Christians sitting something different atmosphere. So was unspeakable act of looking at painting works of religious art treasure trove of the works of art that there is real, Corot and LeBlanc, taking pictures, so look at it anyway, and went outside. I thought wreaked havoc was regrettable and I think after that, so also had the courage to want to watch.
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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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