Church of Saint Baudilus, Neuilly-sur-Marne

The church of Saint Baudilus (French: église Saint-Baudile) is a Roman Catholic church in Neuilly-sur-Marne in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, France. It is dedicated to Saint Baudilus, a martyr of the 3rd century. It is listed as a Class Historic Monument.

Church of Saint Baudilus, Neuilly-sur-Marne
Native name
French: Église Saint-Baudile de Neuilly-sur-Marne
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TypeRoman Catholic church
LocationPlace du Chanoine-Hérou
Neuilly-sur-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Coordinates48°51′22″N 2°31′56″E / 48.85611°N 2.53222°E / 48.85611; 2.53222Coordinates: 48°51′22″N 2°31′56″E / 48.85611°N 2.53222°E / 48.85611; 2.53222
FounderFather Foulques
Builtstarted 1998
Official nameEglise Saint-Baudile
CriteriaClass MH
Designated10 September 1913
Reference no.PA00079940
Church of Saint Baudilus, Neuilly-sur-Marne is located in Paris and inner ring
Church of Saint Baudilus, Neuilly-sur-Marne
Location of Church of Saint Baudilus, Neuilly-sur-Marne in Paris and inner ring

HistoryEdit

The construction of the church was initiated in 1199 by Father Foulques, a native of the village.[1] The church is one of the earliest examples of Gothic church architecture in France.[2]

Father Foulques preached in the church for the raising of the Fourth Crusade in the name of Pope Innocent III.[3]

When Foulques died in 1203, the construction works were not ended. Therefore, the windows opened above the former sacristy were never filled with stained glass and were walled up.

The church was listed as a Class Historic Monument in 1913.[4] It has capitals and a statue of the Virgin Mary dating from the 13th century.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Site et monument historiques : église Saint-Baudile". tourisme93.com (in French).
  2. ^ "Église Saint-Baudile, Neuilly-sur-Marne". fr.topic-topos.com (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-10-18.
  3. ^ "Découvrez l'église Saint-Baudile et son curé miraculeux". Le Parisien (in French). Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Base Mérimée: Église Saint-Baudile, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  5. ^ "Église Saint-Baudile de Neuilly". jedecouvrelafrance.com (in French). Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2019.