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Church Saint-eugène-Sainte-cécile: photo, description Eglise Saint-Eugene-Sainte-Cecile)

Church Saint-eugène-Sainte-cécile, located near Montmartre, it has a feature that distinguishes it from many of the Paris churches, which usually were created over the centuries. The construction of the Saint-eugène-Sainte-cécile lasted only 20 months (from June 1854 to December 1855. The secret of speed in the materials that are used by architects Louis-Auguste Boileau and andré-Louis Lusson.

A lover of Gothic style of Louis-Auguste Boileau was, moreover, a follower of the architect eugène Emmanuel viola-Le-Duc, a passionate supporter of the use during the restoration of the monuments of modern materials. Under the influence of teachers Boileau conceived the building in the shape of the Cathedral of the XIII century, but with a lightweight and durable metal frame. First in France, the use of a metal frame in the construction of religious buildings and drastically reduce construction time.

The Church is relatively small, at 50 meters in length, 25 in width. But inside it looks huge: cast the columns of the nave a thickness of just 30 centimeters, not bothering to survey the abundantly light-filled space. No matter where the visitor stands, he can see the entire Church filled with huge bright lights of the stained glass Windows and beautiful chandeliers during the Second Empire. In the chapel of the virgin Mary is a magnificent statue of the virgin and child work EME Napoleon Perry. The stained glass Windows of the first level of the nave correspond to the fourteen standing way of the Cross of the Savior. Chairs, pews, confessionals of the Church are rich thread.

The original Church was named after St. Eugene, a companion and disciple of the first Bishop of Paris, St. Dionysius. St. Eugene was killed by the Romans during the anti-Christian campaign of the Emperor Maximian (III century). In 1952 the parish priest Canon Boni appealed to the Vatican with the request for the dedication of the temple also St. Cecilia, the patroness of musicians: the fact that the Church is close to the National Conservatory of music and declamation. Thus, since the second half of the twentieth century, the Church is under the dual patronage of heaven.