Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A must see church

Amazing how, after all this time, I keep discovering new interesting spots in Paris. Hence this stunning church that I had never even seen before. It's located in the 19th arrondissement, next to the pont levant I already mentioned here and it looks like a real old church. In fact it's not so old as it was built between 1841 and 1844, only the architect (Paul-Eugène Lequeux) copied the Neoclassicism style. Anyway, if you're in the neighborhood, it's definitely worth a visit. As for me, I'm back in Paris now, ready to discover new things for you! 


  1. I looked it up - it's called Saint-Jacques et Saint-Christophe de la Villette. The statues in the two niches are, not surprisingly, are of the aforementioned saints.
    Already my 'must see/must do ' list for next year is getting longer -thanks Eric!

    1. Ooops I forgot to give the name! Thank you Drummond - and now that I can see my photo on a large screen there is definitely something wrong with the colors...

  2. And what do Saint Jacques and Saint Christophe (wait—he was demoted, right?) have in common that they get to share this beautiful church?

  3. Excellent Question, Alexa. Typically the kind of question I did not ask to myself before but after reading it, felt like I had already asked it to myself. Weird ! LOL
    So many Streets, so many churches, so many stories in Paris. I will never be bored of new discoveries, Eric, indeed... TGYE!

  4. Its amazing whats around the corner! Google maps street view is my favorite web site, after paris daily photo lol,
    when you focused on Back to Pont Levant 03 august 2013! I jumped on Google street View and what did I find!.
    Saint-Jacques et Saint-Christophe de la Villette. I spent 7 weeks in Paris with my partner in 2010, 7 we have follow Paris daily photo ever since! I echo other reader here! Merci TGYE!