European Heritage Days 2021 at the Church of Saint-Marguerite

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 11h14 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h14
For European Heritage Days, the Church of Saint-Marguerite, a discreet church in Paris 11th arrondissement, invites you to discover the treasures it holds! Meet on September 19 and 19, 2021 to discover this jewel of classic architecture.

Unmissable elements of the French heritage, churches have obviously answered the call for the 38th edition of European Heritage Days, and so did the Church of Saint-Marguerite, opening on September 18 and 19, 2021. Set between Charonne and Ledru-Rollin, this religious building from the 11th arrondissement is widely unknown while it is worth the trip!

As a matter of fact, its chapel is specially decorated with an exceptional trompe l’oeil by Brunetti while the many paintings represent the life of Saint Vincent de Paul. By the way, several famous tombs are at Saint-Marguerite such as the one of assumed Louis XVII (whose heart has been transferred to the Saint-Denis Basilica).

All along the weekend, you are invited to discover this church through commented and self-guided tours for two festive days celebrating the heritage. Here is the program:

  • Self-guided tourSaturday September 18, from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Sunday September from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Guided tourSaturday September 18 from 11 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. / Sunday September 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Church listed as historic monument, you can discover the remarkable Chapelle des Âmes du Purgatoire, a trompe-l'oeil décor bu Brunetti (circa 1765), only example in Paris. Paintings about the life of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, as well as paintings and statuaries. Careful though, the cemetery will not be accessed during the guided tours. Free admission.

Let us go, friends, shall we?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021

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    Location

    36 Rue Saint-Bernard
    75011 Paris 11

    Access
    Métro ligne 8 station "Ledru-Rollin", ligne 9 station "Charonne"

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    www.paris.catholique.fr

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