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St. Eustache

The church, in the Les Halles (market) area of Paris, actually had its start in 1223, when in exchange for lending king Philippe Auguste a large amount of money, local merchant Jean Alais was allowed to charge tax on baskets of fish. Amassing a good fortune, he used part of the money to build a chapel. The chapel - named for St. Agnes - received the status of a church and in 1303 it was named in memory of St. EustacHe, a Roman general who was burned at the stake for his conversion to Christianity
St. Eustache has had a number of notable parishioners over the centuries. Louis XIV made his first Communion there; Cardinal Richelieu and Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, the future Madame de Pompadour were baptized at St. Eustache; and Mozart chose the church for the funeral of his mother. In addition, Molière was married at this cathedral.

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Irene Wehrli12-Oct-2012 07:24
Wonderful angle to show this impressive building!
Range View 12-Oct-2012 03:17
Excellent perspective showing the intricate workmanship. V
globalgadabout11-Oct-2012 02:25
strong framing gives this real presence..
Walter Otto Koenig11-Oct-2012 01:43
Nice perspective shows the details well. "V"
Yvonne11-Oct-2012 00:49
What a famous place, and wonderful history. I grow a rose named after Cardinal Richelieu in my rose garden
and to think Mozart was also involved in this church! Great angle & image! v
Jeff Real10-Oct-2012 23:20
Imposing with incredible details ~V~
woody3410-Oct-2012 22:20
Wonderful perspective of this beautiful Church..and that amazing history you have given us..lovely work..V
Guest 10-Oct-2012 21:13
Fantastic perspective, so soaring and richly detailed.
John Hamers10-Oct-2012 21:00
Wonderful perspective on this beautiful church !!V
larose forest photos10-Oct-2012 19:58
Forgot to say how much I enjoy the commentary too. How interesting that it has so many connections to well known historical figures.
larose forest photos10-Oct-2012 19:57
Great perspective on this ancient church. Wow! V
John Reynolds LRPS10-Oct-2012 19:35
Great view of the tower. V.
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