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- Saint-Sulpice Church
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- Early Modern (1500AD-1800AD)
- 1700AD - 1799AD
- Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris, Rosslyn Chapel,
Musee du Louvre,
about Saint-Sulpice Church
Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris is one of the city’s largest churches, being only slightly smaller than Notre Dame Cathedral.
Initial construction of Saint-Sulpice Church began in the mid-seventeenth century and took nearly a century to complete, finally consecrated in the name of Saint Sulpitius the Pious. There are various historic architectural and artistic pieces in Saint-Sulpice Church including its impressive grand organ and murals by French artist, Eugène Delacroix.
In 1743, an element of science entered into Saint-Sulpice Church with the construction of a sundial or “gnomon”, which can still be seen there today. It is manifested in the form of a line across the floor ending at an obelisk. For fans of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” novel, this gnomon, together with the obelisk, offers a particular draw as the place where the villain monk ‘Silas’ finds a false clue left by the mysterious “Priory of Sion”.
In case you are wondering how much of the Dan Brown story is true in relation to Saint-Sulpice Church, it does provide an explanation inside which generally deals with what it calls “fanciful allegations”.
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Address: Saint-Sulpice Church, Rue Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France
Phone: 01 42 22 99 84
Nearest metro is St Sulpuce on line 4 (5 min. walk)
Saint-Sulpice Church is open daily, 7:30am-7pm (note that this is an active church – visitor entry not permitted during services). Entry is free. Guided tours are offered Sundays at 3pm.
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