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5 Paris 11th arrondissement Eglise Notre Dame de l'espérance

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This time a modern neighbourhood church, near the Place de la Bastille, among the restaurants of the Rue de la Roquette. Established in order to re-evangelize the working class population of the area, the original church structure became dangerous and was replaced by the modern church. Among the photographs you will find a declaration about sexual abuse in the Church around the world. The cheap hotel opposite advertises "rooms to rent by the month or by the day". There is also a lovely baptismal font, and a very original "Virgin and Child" statue. Historical information in French here

4 Paris 1er arrondissement Eglise Saint Eustache

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 Information in English here:  Saint-Eustache, Paris - Wikipedia   Informations en français  Église Saint-Eustache de Paris — Wikipédia (wikipedia.org) For the longest time, this was the parish church for the huge wholesale food market next door: hence this sculpture in the church. Another link with the food market - some of the chapels were funded by trade groups. This is the pork-butchers' chapel, for example. It goes back a long way. A painting of the figure of temperance The church is not very long, but it is very high indeed. Politician Colbert was buried here in the 17th century. These days a controversial figure. He waas heavily involved in the organization of slavery, and as a result there have been successful campaigns to change the names of some of the schools etc named after him. Nevertheless there are still many streets bearing his name. Prudence

3 Paris 8th arrondissement: l'Eglise de la Madeleine

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 Informations in English  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Madeleine,_Paris  et en français  https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89glise_de_la_Madeleine