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Church of the Immaculate Conception: photo, description de l Eglise Immaculate-Conception)

Church of the Immaculate Conception, built in the Romanesque style, is relatively young. However, like many Parisian churches of the second half of the nineteenth century, she seems to be medieval.

Administrative district of Bel-air, where the Church is located, was included in the part of Paris only in 1860. It was the time of the Second Empire of Napoleon III, the era of the industrial boom of France, when the population of Paris grew rapidly. The existing chapel of St Henri has ceased to hold the faithful, and in 1874 there appeared the new parish, priest who became the father of Edward Elmer. Shortly before he went to see famous works of mercy by sister Catherine Laboure, which was asked to dedicate the new Church of the immaculate Conception, because this Church in Paris was not.

The building was designed by the architect Edward Delabar de Baye. Land for the parish was purchased by a private donation from the aunt of the priest, Mademoiselle cut means. She also financed the building itself. 29 Sep 1875, Archbishop of Paris, cardinal Guibert solemnly dedicated the Church of the immaculate Conception.

The facade of the Church facing the street a Rendez-vous, made according to a traditional pattern: it is clearly divided into three parts, the Central corresponds to the main nave, side - left and right naves. The portal is decorated with a tympanum "the Coronation of the virgin Mary" (above the entrance) and a statue of our lady of Lourdes (a little higher). The interior is simple and austere. Light shines through the many stained glass work of Henri Sabina - they represent the vow of Louis XIII before the Virgin Mary, archangels and saints. On the walls there are paintings by Victor Casimir Sera, artist of Polish origin. Paintings dedicated to biblical themes. A very good carved pulpit with a magnificent figures of saints.

It makes sense to pay attention to the modest triptych dedicated to the martyrs of Compiegne. Sixteen of nuns and sisters was accused in 1794 of bigotry and counter-revolution. At the meeting of the Tribunal sister Mary Henrietta Pelra asked the Prosecutor what he meant. "I mean your commitment to stupid beliefs and stupid rituals," - said the Prosecutor. "You see," said Pelra sisters - we had the happiness to die for God." Carmelide was beheaded on the guillotine nearby, on the present area of the Nation. Martyr buried in a mass grave at the local cemetery, Picky.