Eglise St-Roch

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Begun in the 1650s in what was then the heart of Paris, this long church was designed chiefly by Jacques Lemercier; work took so long, the church was consecrated only in 1740. Famed parishioners and patrons are remembered in funerary monuments: Le Nôtre, Mignard, Corneille and Diderot are all here, as are busts by Coysevox and Coustou, Falconet's statue Christ on the Mount of Olives and Anguier's superb Nativity. Bullet marks from a 1795 shoot-out between royalists and conventionists still pit the façade.
Venue name: Eglise St-Roch
Address: 296 rue Saint-Honoré

Opening hours: 8am-7pm daily
Price: free
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