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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  • March 17, 2017
    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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  • February 28, 2017
    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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  • February 13, 2017
    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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  • January 23, 2017
    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!
  • July 19, 2017
    Beautiful church.
  • May 20, 2016
    We stumbled across this Church on our way to another place and glad we did. Really cool one.
  • May 24, 2014
    Beautiful church without the crowds.
  • November 8, 2016
    grand and quite

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