Monday, September 7, 2009

Basilica of St. Clotilde

During out walk to the Eiffel Tower on Saturday, we accidentally bumped into a gothic looking cathedral on a side street off of Rue de Grenelle. I recognized the two spires from panoramic views of the city in the past but had never been able to attach them to a specific structure. Now I know.

It is the Basilica of St. Clotilde. It is known both for its two spires and its organ, which unfortunately we did not get to hear. Also, the style is neo-Gothic, the church having been built in the mid-19th C, much later than its appearance suggested. (What can be more boring than a church that is only 150 years old.) I have one picture from the inside and outside below. It appeared that it was preparing for a wedding later in the day.

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