Saint-Louis cathedral, Versailles

4 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • nave Cathedral Saint Louis
    nave Cathedral Saint Louis
    by gwened
  • front Cathedrale Saint Louis
    front Cathedrale Saint Louis
    by gwened
  • facing into town away from potager, Cathedral
    facing into town away from potager,...
    by gwened
  • gwened's Profile Photo

    Cathedral Saint Louis

    by gwened Written Mar 15, 2012
    facing into town away from potager, Cathedral
    4 more images

    This was the Cathedral that was not, and the king wanted. Name after Saint Louis ,king Louis IX.
    Another church jewel of France,and very near the Potager du roi, on an old part of Versailles, district of Saint Louis, facing the castle to your left.
    Great to walk around here. If you need more ask.
    the official site of the Cathedral
    http://www.cathedrale-versailles.org/

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo

    In Cathedral Saint Louis

    by ViajesdelMundo Written Jun 18, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    1 more image

    Interesting to see a burial Memorial and bust inside the church, of JULES HARDOUIN MANSART, b.1646 - 1708, a French architect whose work is generally considered to be the apex of French Baroque architecture, representing the power and grandeur of Louis XIV. Mansart, as he is generally known, was one of the most important European architects of the seventeenth century.
    Among his best-known works— all in Paris— are the Pont-Royal; the Church of Saint-Roch; the great domed royal chapel Eglise du Dome dedicated to Saint Louis at Les Invalides (designed in 1680); the Place des Victoires (1684–86) followed by the Place Vendôme (1690). Most of these works still set their stamp on the character of Paris.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo

    Cathedrale Saint Louis

    by ViajesdelMundo Written Jun 18, 2009

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    4 more images

    In 1714, Louis XIV promised to take charge of the expense of a new parish.
    This promise was not fulfilled until the reign of Louis XV. -- the full history of this beautiful church can be found in the website noted below, which ends thus:

    In the year 2000, following the instructions of the Vatican II Council and in order to put and end to a temporary situation, a scheme was done about a new arrangement of the choir and the transept. The "Monuments de France" architect, Bruno Chauffent-Yvart, designed the stone oval altar steps from a Robert de Cotte's sketching. The sculptor Philippe Kaeppelin designed and made the high altar, the ambo, the reading desk, the bishop's seat and the seats of the celebrants. The whole was inaugurated on April 7th 2002 by Mgr Eric Aumonier, bishop of Versailles.

    and has much other interesting info of the between centuries.

    Related to:
    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo

    The Royal Chapel

    by Luchonda Updated May 14, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Royal Chapel
    2 more images

    A two-storey palatine chapel. Built and decorated from 1699 to 1710 under the direction of Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Robert de Cotte
    The Tribune was reserved for the King and the royal family.
    The side galleries for the ladies of the court and the ground floor for the rest of the attendees.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Road Trip
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Versailles

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

102 travelers online now

Comments

View all Versailles hotels