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

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