Thursday, 8 January 2015

La chapelle des catéchismes, dite "de la Providence"

Chapelle de la Providence Versailles
A couple of months ago, for the first time VDP had the opportunity to visit the small chapel adjacent to Saint-Louis cathedral. It was built in 1760-64 by Louis-François Trouard after the cathedral was finished. VDP adores the coffer (ceiling)!

Il y a quelques temps, VDP a eu pour la première fois l'occasion d'entrer dans la chapelle jouxtant la cathédrale Saint-Louis et construite par Louis-François Trouard (qui construira plus tard l'église Saint-Symphorien). Plus d'infos au sujet de la chapelle se trouvent par ici. VDP adore le plafond à caissons !
Chapelle de la Providence Versailles
Chapelle de la Providence Versailles
 Here it is next to the cathedral. You had seen a better view of its gorgeous door and of Augustin Pajou's bas-relief above it here, in the snow!

La voici à côté de la cathédrale. Une meilleure photo de la porte magnifique et de l'un des bas-reliefs d'Augustin Pajou se trouve par ici dans la neige !
Chapelle de la Providence Versailles

23 comments:

Revrunner said...

What a magnificent ceiling!

Lowell said...

This place looks like a small museum...it gorgeous. And I also like the ceiling! From the way it's set up, I would guess the small chapel would not be used to say mass.

William Kendall said...

It is beautiful and grand... but also has a quiet intimacy to it.

RedPat said...

I love the ceiling!

Jack said...

You are right. The ceiling is magnificent.

Randy said...

What a beautiful place.

Tammie Lee said...

so very lovely~

Bob Crowe said...

That ceiling could make a great giant jello mold.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

One is consoled by this beauty in the face of the ugliness that has just struck France.

Linda said...

Nice set of photos.

Best wishes to the people of France.

Thérèse said...

De toute beaute.

Dina said...

The ceiling is a delight. Keep looking up, French people. We feel with you.

Julie said...

Words. All we have at our disposal today, are words. Right now they are inadequate.

llandudnopictures said...

A beautiful place.

Lois said...

It is so pretty! I would not be able to stop looking up at that ceiling.

Birdman said...

Makes it worth cranking your neck.

Sharon Anck said...

What a beautiful space. I agree with you on the ceiling. Gorgeous.

EG CameraGirl said...

The ceiling is extraordinary!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh this petit chapel is very special Ciel, what a treat for us to see inside, as you say the ceiling is super fab.

Small City Scenes said...

Thank you for showing this chapel. It is gorgeous and we need to say many prayers after yesterdays tragedy.
MB

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It would be difficult to pay attention during the service, too many distractions :-)

VP said...

Elegant and perfectly kept!

Loree said...

I adore the ceiling too. It is beautiful.