Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

Marseille, France

Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul was built on a demolished convent and chapel of Reformed Augustinians, which explains why it is commonly known as 'Les Réformés' despite being a Roman Catholic church. The church building itself was designed by the architect François Reybaud and the abbey Joseph-Guillaume Pougnet, and built from 1855 to 1886. It is neogothic, with ogival curbs in the ceiling. The two arrows are 70 metre high.

The bronze gates were designed by Caras-Latour, the high altar was designed by Jules Cantini (1826-1916), and the stained windows were designed by Édouard Didron (1836-1902). Additionally, sculptor Louis Botinelly (1883-1962) designed the statues of Joan of Arc and of Jesus. As for the organ pipes, they were made by Joseph Merklin (1819–1905).



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Founded: 1855-1886
Category: Religious sites in France

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Milan Flachs (5 months ago)
A pretty church that was undergoing some construction work while we visited it (as at 29 Nov 2022). The church is surrounded by many buildings which are not as nice as they likely used to be and more importantly by heavy traffic (which is sadly very common in Marseille).
Сергей (15 months ago)
The Church of Saint-Vincent de Paul is a reformist church built in 1855-1886 in a medieval Gothic style. On this site stood the chapel of the Reformed Augustines of 1611. At the entrance to the church, as in many places in France, there is a monument to Joan of Arc. The national heroine of the country is revered everywhere. On examination, you should pay attention to the window rose, the floor mosaic in front of the entrance and the decorations of the front door.
Leila (2 years ago)
A neo gothic church in the heart of cannebiere MARSEILLE. Very easy to get to by underground. Worth a visit..
M1978 A (4 years ago)
Superb sunday service, very beautiful building, and well organized. The organist is very good. Excellent and sublime. If you're searching for a Sunday mass service don't hesitate.
James Nash (5 years ago)
Must visit neogothic church in the Longchamp / Canebière area of Marseille. The massive round stain glass window lights up beautifully in the evening sun.
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