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Church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul: photo, description Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul de Blois)

Churches dedicated to Saint Vicentiu de Field, located in many cities of Europe and France, one of them is in the French capital, where the priest died, one in Blois.

Lived in XVI-XVII century priest, Vincent de Paul was known as the founder of two congregations - the lazarists and daughters of charity. He came from a poor family, so his mission was seen to help those in need. In addition, Vincent de Paul was a proponent of raising the level of morality and education among the priests, many of whom did not know letters and behaved inappropriately Sana'a.

In Blois, the Church that bears his name, located near the train station and Blois castle. First, this place was built by the collegiate Church of Saint-Louis, which in the first half of the seventeenth century were transferred to the Jesuits. Around the same time began the construction of a new building, the authors of the project which were not architects, and a priest named étienne Martellini and one of the monks.

The construction of the Church ended in the late 70-ies of the XVII century. Work on the construction of the Church financed including the Duke of Anjou Gaston d'orleans (son of Henry IV and brother of Louis XIII) and his daughter Anne-Marie de Montpensier. In gratitude, on the main facade of the Church was a picture of their initials. In addition, near the portico you can see the tomb of the Duke of Anjou and the statue of his daughter.

Difference the Church can be considered its facade, which was designed to have three tiers, each of which is adorned with columns of one of the three ancient architectural orders - ionic, Doric and Corinthian. Inside the Church is the retablo, created during the construction of the Church by the sculptor Gaspar Imber. Once the interior of the Church was decorated with numerous stained glass Windows, but, to date, remained only two paintings of colored glass - "the Vow of Louis XIII" and a stained glass window in the chapel of St. Joseph, and the rest were lost during the Second world war.

During the revolution the Church was not carried out for several years. Service re-started in 1826, and two decades later began the restoration of the Church.