Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot

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Saint-Pierre de Chaillot (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.pjɛʁ də ʃa.jo]) is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Chaillot neighborhood of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, at 31, avenue Marceau.

Church of Saint-Pierre de Chaillot
Église Saint-Pierre de Chaillot
48°52′04″N 2°17′55″E / 48.8677°N 2.2985°E / 48.8677; 2.2985Coordinates: 48°52′04″N 2°17′55″E / 48.8677°N 2.2985°E / 48.8677; 2.2985
Location16th arrondissement of Paris
CountryFrance
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
Websiteeglise-chaillot.com

HistoryEdit

The parish of Saint-Pierre de Chaillot dates back to the 11th century. The historic church of the parish was entered from rue de Chaillot, with only a chapel with a brick facade opening onto avenue Marceau. That church hosted the funerals of Guy de Maupassant on 8 July 1893 and of Marcel Proust on 21 November 1922, but all that now survives of it is a statue of the Virgin Mary, the 'Vierge de Chaillot'. The present building (architect:Emile Bois) was completed in 1938.

BibliographyEdit

  • Bertrand Lemoine and Lemoine Rivoirard, L'Architecture des années 30, Paris, éditions La Manufacture, 1987, 252 p. (ISBN 2737700027)
  • André Deveche, L'église Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot de Paris, Paris, édition Sides, coll. « Les églises de Paris », 1990

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