Sunday, August 15, 2010

Église Saint-Denys-du-Saint-Sacrement


Église Saint-Denys-du-Saint-Sacrement was the first parish church built during the Restoration (after the French Revolution). The interior works of art make it worth a visit -- The most prestigious is The Pieta which was painted by Eugene Delacroix in 1843 in a mere 17 days.

The ornate ceiling in the entryway is repeated within of the church the full length of the nave. I will have to return for photos of the organ pipes.


Église Saint-Denys-du-Saint-Sacrement
68, rue de Turenne
Métro Saint Sebastien Froissant


17 comments:

Paris Paul said...

Nice pictures! Now I'm curious to see the artwork inside, and as I still have one week left on my "staycation"...

Indie.Tea said...

O how beautiful! I'd love to go there someday...

Starman said...

I don't know what it is about buildings with columns, but they grab me every time.

Genie said...

PPaul -- Although there is not much of a mention of this church in travel guides and most of the information I found was from French websites, there are some beautiful murals and paintings from the Restoration. (Let me know if you visit)

Indie.Tea -- So glad you stopped in -- enjoy your weekend and visit again!

Virginia said...

we were waiting on the bus across the street, n'est -ce pas?
V

Genie said...

starman -- Enjoy your trip and keep us posted on your travels.

Virginia - We did catch the bus across the street but you should have some photos taken inside. There is a clock "on the porch" and statues on either side of St Peter and St Paul.

Alexa said...

Have never been in this lovely church. Now I definitely want to see the interior. Seriously— 17 days?

M said...

Tres belle -- the Delacroix was magnificent. I loved this church (I think I love them all).

James said...

I don't think I've been to this one. I like the pillars and the cieling.


p.s. Ill be in Paris for for a total of 15 days.

Genie said...

Alexa -- ça, oui. However, his most famous work is in the Louvre (Liberty Leading the People) and was also featured on the cover of the Coldplay album "Viva la Vida" -- Hummm.. I wonder what Delacroix would have thought about that!

M -- I agree totally and have put on "the list" to go to the Delacroix museum on Rue de Furstemberg -- How did we miss that??

Genie said...

James, I think I have already told you that I am envious. It seems that each time I leave Paris my list of "must do next time" gets longer. Let us know what new discoveries you make.

À bientôt

shari @ little blue deer said...

I am loving these virtual trips! That ceiling is amazing, could you imagine having it your own home? XX!

Genie said...

Shari -- If not as a ceiling, how about a standing screen or the front of a chest, non?

Merci!

Polly said...

Genie, can you believe that when I'm in Paris I live just between the two churches that you and Virginia (ParisThroughMyLens.blogspot.com) have posted today!

We were probably all walking about the Marais simultaneously on our Spring trips.

Genie said...

Polly, I do hope that you will be there in that spot the next time I am in Paris! How ironic that we live less than an hour apart and we are talking about meeting up in Paris! (Sounds like a great plan to me, n'est-ce pas?)

Virginia was actually staying a few blocks from Place des Vosges.

Polly said...

Absolument, madame!

puddinglane said...

another beautiful treasure to visit in lovely Paris and artwork
by Eugene Delacroix that is really worth special.
~Dianne~