Sacred Paris: A Guide to the Churches, Synagogues, and the Grand Mosque in the City of Light

Sacred Paris: A Guide to the Churches, Synagogues, and the Grand Mosque in the City of Light

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When visiting the City of Light, the spirit of Paris can be felt everywhere. It holds a sacred history that goes beyond words, beyond religion, and its legendary places of worship are truly its crown jewels.

Susan Cahill's Sacred Paris is a guide for seasoned Parisian visitors, novices, and armchair travelers to the historic religious sites of the city, from the well-known landmarks to the sacred spots off the beaten track, from the magnificent towers of Notre-Dame and the sweeping arches of the Grand Mosque to the serenity of Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre. This spiritual tour is interwoven with the artistic and cultural history of Paris, from the medieval Crusades through the Resistance of World War II. Stand in the basilica of Saint-Denis, where Joan of Arc prayed with her soldiers in the Hundred Years' War, and gaze at the murals of Saint-Sulpice painted by Eugene Delacroix, or visit the village of Auvers where Vincent van Gogh painted the lovely Gothic church of Notre Dame d'Auvers-sur-Oise.

Organized by the major geographical sections of the city-Ile de la Cite; the Latin Quarter on the Left Bank; Montparnasse; Northern Paris on the Right Bank; the Marais-each chapter is accompanied by Marion Ranoux's beautiful four-color photographs. Also included are lists of "Nearbys": gardens, bistros, librairies, museums, and other points of interest to round out your visit.
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ISBN: 9781250239686

Published Date: April 19, 2022

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Language: English

Page Count: 243

Size: 8.27" l x 5.44" w x 0.82" h

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Travel