Sunday, October 4, 2015

Église Saint-Roch

Église Saint Roch

This late Baroque church is filled with art,
stunning architecture, a storied past, and
three magnificent organs.

The Marquis de Sade was married (!) here in 1763,
and Yves Saint Laurent's funeral brought over 1,000 people
 to this church in 2008.  

My friend Peter Olsen (Peter's Paris blog) provided 
many interesting photos and facts which you can find here.

bon dimanche

Église Saint Roch
298, rue Saint Honoré
75001, Paris


Danar O said...

The doors are really beautiful painted of this blue. In spite of clock has roman numbers, it looks very modern. It´s good to know they will open that doors for concerts on October 10, 11 and 13. Thank you Genie. Happy Sunday!

Pierre BOYER said...

Très bon dimanche...


Revrunner said...

Now THAT must have been a real wedding from hell. :-)

Danar O said...

Ha ha ha ha Yes, Rev!! I agree with you!!! ha ha ha

Jeanie said...

Saint Lauren and the Marquis de Sade? Celebrated indeed!

William Kendall said...

The doors really impress me.

Joe said...

I hope they oil the hinges regularly Genie. These magnificent doors must be heavy.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Ah, how I wish that I was once again in the apartment across the narrow rue Saint Roch, and could open the large windows for the concerts again!