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Church of Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot: photos, description Eglise Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot)

Church of Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot immediately attracts the eye with its gates topped with a huge multi-level terrain-tympanum is the work of Henri Bouchard, depicting episodes in the life of St. Peter. A robust bell tower with a height of 62 meters dominates the surrounding blocks.

A small Church also dedicated to St. Peter, stood on this spot since the XI century. In the XVII century it was enlarged, in 1922, in her funeral of Marcel Proust. But in the thirties of the last century the old Church was demolished - the site began the construction of a new Church by architect Emile Bois.

The author of the project used the ideas of Byzantine architecture: building in the form of a Greek cross, four octagonal Central dome is surrounded by a pyramid. As the main structural material, Bua applied reinforced concrete is allowed to combine different shapes, from triangles to octahedra. While Bois deliberately refused to finish a rough concrete surface: brutal texture is a contrasting background for a variety of frescoes, sculptures, stained glass Windows.

The building consists of three main parts: the square bell tower, "lower Church", located in the crypt (here is the altar, dedicated to the fallen of the First world) and the "upper Church," crowned with domes. Huge powerful structure, something like a medieval castle.

The interior of the Church is literally staggering frescos, which were executed by artists from Alsace, Nicolas Interstellar. Master engraved sketches directly on the walls and painted directly on concrete. On multi-figure murals depicted the symbols of the spiritual life of the Church. In the small Windows glow very bright stained glass Windows. Monegan. Statues of the virgin and child with the sacred heart of Jesus, located in the transept of the Church (the work of Henri Bouchard), unusual gilded. Henri Bouchard made the altar for the chapel of the Holy Family, which shows how Christ sends his apostles to share the Good News.

In the chapel of the virgin Mary parishioners kneel before our lady of Chaillot, carved wooden statue of the XVIII century. This is all that remained from the ancient Church, demolished in the beginning of the last century.