Sunday, October 18, 2009

Église Etienne du Mont


Ceiling detail

Wednesday I posted a photograph from the necropolis of the Panthéon, so this Sunday I thought you might enjoy seeing Église Etienne du Mont. Adjacent to the Panthéon , it contains the shrine of St. Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris . As I visited the many churches in France, I began to notice the gorgeous ceiling details of each and every one. I thought this one was especially beautiful.
Shrine of St. Genevieve

9 comments:

Petrea said...

A symmetrical jewel, V. I like just staring at that top one. We didn't get to this church on our trip. I think I could spend a lifetime in Paris and not see everything.

Starman said...

It used to be called St. Genevieve. I'm not sure why they changed it.

Thérèse said...

Your pictures of Paris are so nice. I rested my eyes on La Nécropole du Pantéon...

Thérèse said...

"
Panthéon", sorry.

altadenahiker said...

Where's my hanky, I'm dizzy.

Harriet said...

I came across this eglise when wondering around near the Pantheon and fell in love with it. I'm sure you have more photos, and I'll be waiting to see them all.

I think that Blaise Pascal was interred here/or at least they have a plaque up about him.

V -- We are now back at home!

Virginia said...

Harriet,
Bienvenue! Glad you got inside this time. I have a few more to share. Peter and I tried on two different occasions to visit but it was not the right time. It is lovely.

Petrea,
One can never see all the beautiful churches in Paris but I still have some more for my Sunday posts!

Starman,
Now I can't help you on that one. I will say that for some reason when I first wrote the title, I called it Eglise St. Genevieve and then checked my archive photo for the plaque. Hmmmm

Thanks everyone. I'm glad you are enjoying our Sunday churches in France.
V

Daryl said...

Fantastic perspective ...

Ken Mac said...

wish I could bend my neck back this far!