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SAINT SULPICE CHURCH

SAINT SULPICE CHURCH
Paris, France
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BACKGROUND

Saint–Sulpice was built over a 130-year period, beginning in 1646 during the regency of Queen Anne of Austria. The church was later enlarged by a series of architects making its grand stature notable on the Paris streetscape. The church is famed for the Chapel of Angels and striking murals painted by Eugene Delacroix. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2002, the carved wood details in the sacristy interior, the eighteenth-century gilding, and the vaulted stone ceiling were in poor condition. Dust and soot from candles and incense had created deposits on the walls, obscuring religious decorative detail of the wood paneling. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

With its intricate wood paneling, gilded details, and vaulted stone ceiling, the sacristy is a shining example of French craftsmanship and structural design. Victor Hugo married Adèle Fouché under the arches of Saint Sulpice, and the church has also witnessed the baptisms of many important figures such as the Marquis de Sade and Charles Baudelaire. (...)