Friday, 19 June 2009

Eglise Saint-Symphorien, I

Neo-classical Saint-Symphorien church stands in the Montreuil part of town. It was built by architect Louis-François Trouard from 1764 to 1770, at the time, Montreuil was a suburb of Versailles.
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L'église néo-classique Saint-Symphorien, dans le quartier de Montreuil, a été construite par l'architecte Louis-François Trouard de 1764 à 1770 dans ce qui n'était à l'époque qu'un faubourg de Versailles.

19 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful neo-classical church, but where do they find a saint with a name like that? Montreuil like Mairie de Montreuil the terminus of the line 9 of the metro?

Jacob said...

We must have had churches on our minds today. I like yours a lot better than mine, though! Neo-classical? I know from nothing. It looks Greek to me. But a lot of things are Greek to me!

;-))

Clueless in Boston said...

Very impressive looking church. People certainly took things like that much more seriously in previous centuries. I like the movable planter by the light pole, it adds a nice touch to the otherwise sea of stone and concrete.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

We have a church with similar architecture here. I wonder if it was copied from this church.

Sharon

Olivier said...

cela ressemble plus à un temple, c'est impressionnant. Bon Weekend, en esperant que tu pourras quand meme profiter de la fete de la musique

cieldequimper said...

@VP: yes, same name but not same place!

Cergie said...

J'espère ne pas y retourner de sitôt : l'unique fois ce fut pour une cérémonie de funéraille...

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful columns!Great shot Ciel!
Have a nice weekend dear friend and be always happy!
Léia

purrs and love
Luna(from Brazil)

Small City Scenes said...

Very impressive. MB

Laurent said...

Bon week-end, repose les genoux ! take care !

Halcyon said...

Very nice church. Hope you get some rest this weekend. I know I need some!

Marguerite-Marie said...

d'accord avec olivier. je préfère la photo d'hier...magnifique!
bises de bretagne où je finis mon tour dans ta ville

Lee Spangler said...

Once again alluring photos urging me to consider seeing France again before I am too old and feeble! Thanks for being a frequent visitor to my site also. fondly, Lee

JM said...

It's beautiful! Also love the house on the left.

Hilda said...

If you didn't say it was a church, I would have thought this was a museum or town hall. Fascinating. Love those columns!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely. And built a good 30 or 40 years before my town (East Gwillimbury) was settled by Europeans!

Petrea said...

Is this within walking distance of the Versailles palace? I seem to remember something like it very close by. It's lovely.

cieldequimper said...

@Petrea: depends what you call walking distance! My guess is it would actually be about a 1/2 hour walk.

Petrea said...

Thanks, Ciel. I think the one we saw was closer. Just as pretty, though!