Monday, February 1, 2010

Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis II

I just just love this tiny cobblestoned walkway that leads you to the side entrance of the beautiful * Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis in le Marais. The light dusting of snow that morning made it even more special. I've been inside three times, and I never tire of it.

*For other photos previously posted go here , here here and here !

17 comments:

Jilly said...

Adore the Marais. This is a beautiful shot - and that lamplight draws the eye in. So gorgeous. All that wonderful old stone. Ah Paris!

Shell Sherree said...

It is gorgeous, and the calm neutral colours are very soothing, Virginia. I think of this combination as the Armani look. :)

Peter said...

You are right, in my mind also, one of the most beautiful churches in Paris! Next time I will take the side entrance!

bevgrey said...

I've tried the search for more photos three times and not succeeded once. What am I doing wrong? I love this church and really want to see the other views.

Virginia said...

Bevgrey,
I'm sorry it is not working. I have now added them on the blog post. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
V

Peter,
We STILL have not walked the Marais together! Next time???

Shell,
I agree, love the soft colors with the snow.

Jilly,
Merci

Daryl said...

Love this .. I love doorways ..

altadenahiker said...

Beautiful, beautiful doors. Ken Mac would approve

Alexa said...

Love the curlicue lamppost. This post made me take out my Paris map book to remind myself just exactly where this church is (V, I'll bet you carry l'Indispensable with you at all times too). And that made me take a "walk" around the neighborhood—and that made me extra homesick for Paris. But thanks (I think) for this lovely image.

Starman said...

You know, of course, the last time we were in Paris, it was only a couple of blocks from our apartment, but we never entered it. Maybe next time.

Virginia said...

Alexa,
HA!! Actually the l'indispensable I carry around with me is Peter or this trip my friend Mary! With either one, I need a map at all. I have a book par arrondissement that I like in case they desert me and I have to go it alone.:)

Starman,
Shame on you. It's a really pretty church.

Daryl and Hiker,
The front doors are impressive as well. The outside of this church in front, is quite dark. I suspect it's never had a rejuvenation.

Owen said...

Oh, I love that place... haven't been in a while, will have to step in the next time I'm down that way... thanks for reminding me...

Virginia said...

Owen, it's a nice church I think. I've have found so many nice photographs there. Yes, do go again and I'd like to see it through YOUR lens! :)

Louis la Vache said...

The dome in this church is one of the highest in Paris.

There is a school, lycée Charlemagne, attached to the church. In WWI, a German bomb fell in the school yard, killing several of the children. Behind the church is rue Charlemagne where one may see some remnants of the walls of one of the châteaux (as in forts) that had been built as an outer defense ring around Paris. At one time, this part of town was not officially part of Paris, being located outside of the walls containing the city.

-K- said...

Now this is my idea of Paris.

Peter said...

Louis la Vache is referring to the Philippe Auguste wall, built around 1200. This is where what is left of the wall can be best seen!

nichole said...

We lived right around the corner from St. Paul last year (On Rue St. Paul) and adored this little walkway as well.

Maya said...

I like the white on white. And the snow. Lucky you to see Paris in the snow! Also, great banner shot!