A little history of Orléans Protestant church

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Orléans Protestant church Parish church

Here's Orléans protestant church, in rue de Bourgogne, on a small square with its statue of Jean Calvin! In the middle of the 16th century, Orléans was the main Protestant seat in France. So, during the war of religion, Orléans was in trouble.

This temple is one of the first Protestant churches in France! It was raised in the 19th century, on the foundation of the old church Saint-Pierre-Empont, and blessed on May 1839. The architect François-Narcisse Pagot wanted it as an antique rotunda, with angel's heads on medallions. The front door is support by four columns with Ionic capitals. The former dome was lowered in 1912, after a collapsing...


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