Sunday, October 2, 2011

Église Saint Philippe du Roule


This photo is yet another view of Église Saint Philippe du Roule showing more of the detail that graces this church built between 1774 and 1784 on the site of a former hospital and chapel.  You can see the photos and links from my previous posts here, here, and here.

It sits across the street from a Métro stop of the same name and a fabulous pâtisserie. 
I will even tempt you on a Sunday.

bon dimanche



Église Saint Philippe du Roule
154, rue du Faubourg St Honoré
75008, Paris 

32 comments:

Joe said...

There is such majesty in this space. What a luxury to be still under this canopy and then duck across the street for a croissant.

Mlle Paradis said...

Hi Genie - Thx for stopping by Passage Paradis. This is a lovely blog you have with very typiquement Parisiens pictures! I'll stop back again soon!

orvokki said...

Hei Genis, for a long time (I've been a litlle lazy :)
I still love your Paris-fotos, and this one is realy beautifull.

Hugs
orvokki

CourageToDream said...

Salut Genie...
C'est le premier fois j'ai arriver sur votre blog! moi aussi j'aime bien paris.. je suis indienne est cette ete je suis alle a paris pour le premier fois.
J'ai ecrit sur mon blog aussi de paris. Vous pouvez lire mon post si vous voulez ici :

http://couragetodream.blogspot.com/2011/07/something-good.html

Louise said...

How fabulous. A church to tour to ponder and admire, and then to step across the road to the patisserie, again to ponder and admire.

Malyss said...

It must give a feeling of vertigo to go up there!so near from the sky..

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How amazing Genie, when I pulled this photo in and saw all the detail, it immediately came back to me, I remember this ceiling from when Aimee and I were there the last time and I would feel quite fine about having a pastry right now (but I won't) because I've just walked 12 kilometers, oh if only I was in Paris!!

biebkriebels said...

A wonderful ceiling and the patisserie I would love to visit. Have a nice sunday, Marianne

s.c said...

I love the way the light comes in through the window. Nice photo.

JM said...

Awesome! Love this angle, Genie.

Louis la Vache said...

hmmm...
Curiosity about seeing this church - not to mention the pâtisserie makes «Louis» wish he could hop on BA flight 284 right now SFO-LHR, then take the Eurostar to Gare du Nord and check this out!

dive said...

Genie, this is so beautiful. You should really be a postcard photographer, you have such a wonderful eye.

Birdman said...

These are amazing designs. Plenty of 'sights' to occupy the eye during services.

Virginia said...

One should always look up when visiting churches in Paris. Sometimes the ceilings and windows are the most beautiful!
Bon dimanche, and thanks for making me think pâtisseries and that leads to thinking about......pain au chocolat avec café creme!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

oh là là this organ is magnificent!
Amazing post,
Léia

VP said...

You have caught the real beauty of this almost unassuming church...

martinealison said...

Je suis toujours très admirative par le travail fabuleux de l'architecture...
Les sorties de messes doivent être spectaculaires! Les gens doivent su ruer à la pâtisserie. (bel et judicieux emplacement!...)
Gros bisous

Sylvia K said...

So beautiful! And I love the angle and the detail! Really breathtaking, Genie! Look forward to the patisserie -- thanks for the warning -- I need to be sure I've had something to eat before checking out your photos!! Hope you've had a great weekend, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

zitakiss said...

bonjour!je suit zita je teime pari

Pet said...

A pattiserie to tempt us into a Church! It would be devilish if it weren't so French! :-)

Starman said...

:)

Kris said...

Genie,

This is the second view I've seen "looking up". This is such a beautiful place. If I had a wish for today it would be to visit this church. The best things in life are free!

Kris

Alexa said...

Again, we benefit from the crick in your neck! Thanks for always looking up, Genie. What a gorgeous ceiling.

Erika said...

J'ai été à Paris beaucoup de fois mais je n'ai jamais visité cette église. Je te souhaite une joyeuse nouvelle semaine.

Loree said...

what gorgeous proportions and lovely architecture. I love your Sunday series of Parisian churches Genie.

Jack said...

Encouraging us to lift our heads upward in this lovely church is nearly spiritual, my friend.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful looking church. The organ looks spectacular, as does the vaulted ceiling.

Randy said...

I love the ceiling.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

As with most of the churches in Paris, it is a gradual discovery to enjoy the details. I hope that I never take this ageless beauty for granted as I do not think that they make them like this any longer.

Having read much French history and just complete David McCullough's "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris," I am grateful that so many churches were spared during wars and modernization... that we can still sit in a church many centuries old and hear the resonance of the organ.

Thank you for your comments and for my new visitors. Tomorrow I will take you across the street for one of those pasteries.

Bises,
Genie

Palomasea said...

Happy Sunday Genie!

A beautiful photo..
Merci!

Bises,
- Irina

M said...

Genie, the way you captured the light filtering through the stained glass window is magnificent!

Paris Paul said...

What great tiles! And the alcove over the stained glass...so sublime as to be sinful!