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:
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?
Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021
36 Rue Saint-Bernard
75011 Paris 11
Métro ligne 8 station "Ledru-Rollin", ligne 9 station "Charonne"