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Les Invalides. Église Saint-Louis des Invalides

Les Invalides. Église Saint-Louis des Invalides

Soon after the main Hôpital des Invalides had been completed, Louis XIV decided that the veterans also required a chapel to pray in. The soldiers’ chapel opened in 1677 - only one year after the completion of the main Hôpital des Invalides. The chapel was officially finished later, in 1679. The chapel is known as “Église Saint-Louis des Invalides”. After it had been completed, daily attendance was required for all the veterans staying at Les Invalides.
Église Saint-Louis is truly one of a kind. When entering this church, visitors say it is unlike any other church in Paris. In contrast to many of the Gothic churches in Paris, the Saint-Louis church is very light and much of the interior consists of white shining marble.

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Ceya21-Sep-2012 18:33
Amazing scene with so many beautiful details. Well captured, José! V
Helen Betts21-Sep-2012 16:23
Beautiful capture of a spectacular altar! V.
Walter O. Koenig21-Sep-2012 15:46
Fantastic detail in this image. Very nice job with the exposure. "V"
Steve Morris21-Sep-2012 15:08
Incredible detail here!!BV
Irene Wehrli21-Sep-2012 14:00
Awesome artwork so wonderfully presented by you Joseantonio!
CM Kwan21-Sep-2012 13:10
Very nice capture, Jose! V
Clarence King21-Sep-2012 13:07
Stunningly beautiful capture Jose. v
Jim Coffman21-Sep-2012 12:54
This is gorgeous!!
Stephanie21-Sep-2012 12:09
Beautiful! V
John G Reed21-Sep-2012 11:50
You have captured the essence beautifully. Best J
Neal Nye21-Sep-2012 10:59
Beautiful architecture and beautiful photography!
marie-jose wolff21-Sep-2012 07:47
rich ornament, fine details! v
Tom LeRoy21-Sep-2012 07:17
A fine shot, so nice in this light. V
ac21-Sep-2012 06:24
Thanks to show this, full of light.
Martin Lamoon21-Sep-2012 06:00
Amazing. Great capture Jose. V
Bob White21-Sep-2012 05:20
Beautiful capture with nice detail and narrative ...v
Gérard Koehl21-Sep-2012 05:00
Les détails sont très jolis. V
Frank Tran21-Sep-2012 04:28
Very beautiful capture! Great details. V+
Bryan Murahashi21-Sep-2012 04:04
Beautiful scene and photo. V
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