Sunday, July 28, 2013

Église Saint-Louis en l'Île

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Église Saint-Louis en l'Île

Almost hidden in the narrow streets of Île Saint Louis
stands the lacy spire of Église Saint-Louis en l'Île, the only church on the island.

It was built from 1652 to 1765 in the Baroque style, 
designed by architect François Le Vau. 
 St-Louis' interior was essentially stripped during the Revolution 
as were so many French churches, 
but the odd outdoor iron clock, dating from 1741, survived.

bon dimanche

Église Saint-Louis en l'Île
Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île
Saint-Louis en l'Île
75004, Paris


Sylvia K said...

Great shot and so much history! I love it! Great post for the day as always, Genie! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!

Randy said...

Looks like something is being built in the distance.

Katalin said...

bel immeuble

Alexa said...

I've always loved that clock. Hope you're having a Bon dimanche, Genie --

M said...

Love the spire ... It looks like someone carved it instead of built it! Very lovely and historical clock! Bon dimanche!

miss b said...

This is one I've missed. The spire is so unusual and fortunately the wonderful clock survived. Definitely on my list for our next trip.

Jack said...

That is quite a clock. The spire is unusual, with the large cut-outs.

Daryl said...

i recall seeing that spire, i wonder why i didnt take a shot

Jeanie said...

I love this church and have many photos within -- but I never thought of the spire -- or maybe didn't see it, captivated with the storefronts. Good to look up!

Starman said...

One would hope it's "the only church" on that tiny island!