Sunday, October 7, 2012

Église Saint-Louis des Invalides



Église Saint-Louis des Invalides
"The Soldiers Church"
 1677


This is a unique church in Paris with its shiny white marble walls 
and a glass partition separating it from the dome area 
which can be seen on the Paris city-scape.


Although it sits on a major tourist site, 
most have not seen nor even heard of this beautiful church. 


bon dimanche


Église Saint-Louis des Invalides
Les Invalides
75007, Paris

14 comments:

Jean Berryessa said...

Wow. Love this photo.

Randy said...

Lovely.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Genie,
This is a magnificent church.
Thank you so much for sharing this.. I absolutely love to visit here.. I am always delighted at what I see..
Enjoy your Sunday.
fondly,
Penny

Jack said...

It is a beautiful church. Seeing the French flags so prominently displayed inside a church seems a bit unusual.

Rob-bear said...

The separation from the dome area — is that to help keep heat in the building?

Bon dimanche, Genie.

'Tsuki said...

Une excellent idée pour attraper quelques reflets, en effet, les Invalides...

Les Ors de la Republique sont plus somptueux que ceux de nos anciens Rois détrônés, décidément.

bises et bon w-e !

Joe said...

1667! We have no architecture of this age in our country. It is magnificent Genie.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This is a truly stunning image Genie.......and so much interesting detail to absorb!

Bon dimanche,
Ruby

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful reflections in this image!
Léia

M said...

This was the first church I saw in Paris ... Love the gold and white and shiny glass! Bon dimanche!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I too have never heard of it but it looks majestic. Love the feeling off these churches and cathedrals!

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bear, I will have to investigate and get back with you.

Joe, nor do we!

Jack, I think that the gilt and white marble is lovely, but like you the abundance of French flags is a bit unusual in a church. Actually, there are flags from the back of the church to the front.

Today was another morning to late night Paris day... Holly and I took Velibs from the apartment to the 14ème to meet up with Katie. We got caught on the wrong side of a Paris 10k road race and missed her but will see her tomorrow. While riding back to the 1er we marked off several items on our list and I will be sharing those with you when I return.

This afternoon, Holly and Isabelle ran with a group of people starting Abbesses. I wondered why they picked the most brutal hills of Paris. While they were running, I spent the afternoon with gorgeous blue skies at Tuileries and Parc de Monceau. I have never seen so many people out on a Sunday afternoon, but I still found benches and green chairs to pull up to the basin.

We will head out early in the morning as the weather many be less nice as the day wears on.

Hope that you all have a good week ahead...

Bises,
Genie

Kristie Franklin said...

Magnificent church! I've yet to see a church that isn't beautiful. So many architectural details to take in.

I've been checking the weather in Paris and it seems like it has been a bit rainy and cool. I hope you are enjoying your stay there. I've been thinking of you. :)