Gorgeous Churches: Eglise Saint-Paul–Saint-Louis

As a lover of Paris, and particularly the Marais neighborhood, I’m always awed by the gorgeous Saint-Paul–Saint-Louis church on the Rue Saint-Antoine, a splinter street off of the Rue de Rivoli, one of the main roadways through the district. The church was built from 1627 to 1641 under the orders of King Louis XIII. The dome of the church—more than 50 meters high—is symbolic of French architecture, while its façade is Italian in style. One of the main draws inside (aside from the gorgeous white marble altar and impressive pipe organ) is the Delacroix painting “Christ In Agony on the Mount of Olives,” which was commissioned specifically to hang in this house of worship.