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My B. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 11h12
· Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h12
For European Heritage Days 2021 in Paris, the Church of Saint-Sulpice unveils all its secrets with unique tours, a concert and masterpieces to discover on September 18 and 19, 2021.
For the 38th edition of European Heritage Days in Paris, the Church of Saint-Sulpice opens its doors on September 18 and 19, 2021 to make you discover its mysteries through exclusive tours.
Set in Paris 6th arrondissement, this church is listed as historic monuments since 1915. Although its construction started in 1646, it required two centuries to end it, in 1870. It’s actually where Victor Hugo and Adèle Foucher tied the knot.
For European Heritage Days at the Church of Saint-Sulpice, you can take part in self-guided and free tours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guided tours are also held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and you can discover the chapels usually closed to the public.
European Heritage Days at the Church of Saint Sulpice, program:
- Introduction to the Chapelle des Anges - Saturday September 18 from 11 a.m. to noon
Enjoy magnificent mural painted by Eugène Delacroix.
- Introduction to the astronomic gnomon - Saturday September 18 and Sunday 19 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This precision instrument is placed in the church by astronomes from the Observatoire de Paris, as agreed with the parish priest since 1743. Tour timeslots - from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - take the sun reaching the church's meridian at noon into account.
- Introduction of the Great Organs - Sunday September 19 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On Sunday September 19, attend an exceptional introduction to the Cavaillé-Coll great organs of Saint-Sulpice, on a big screen, by Stéphane Molina, Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin at the keys, and Julie Saury at the drums from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A lovely program ahead for music and astronomy fans!