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Eglise Val-de-Grace

1 Place Alphonse Laveran | 5e, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 51 51 92
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Historic Beautiful Church

Enjoy the facade from the square in front & take some photos. Inside is an exhibit on health that... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Thomas V
Oakland, California
The beginning of the French baroque classic religious style in the 17th

The architect, François Mansart, the one of a family of famous French royal architects, has deeply... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
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1 Place Alphonse Laveran | 5e, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 51 51 92
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Enjoy the facade from the square in front & take some photos. Inside is an exhibit on health that is only somewhat interesting. But best is to go inside to view the splendid architecture. I attended a concert here, which was a great way to...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The architect, François Mansart, the one of a family of famous French royal architects, has deeply inspired all the French classic style during Louis the 17 era. The only castle remaining from his long carrier is Maisons Laffitte.

Thank MM G
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to Paris before and was unaware this church existed. It is a very beautiful domed Catholic Church steeped in history. Attached a military museum and located to the military hospital. Well worth a visit in my view.

Thank Holzfrog
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The origin of this very beautiful Church is very moving : King Louis XIII & his wife Queen Anne d'Autriche could not have children. The Queen had promised to build a Church if God could help her give an heir to the throne and she...More

2  Thank hélène c
Reviewed 20 November 2014

It was a fair walk from the Pantheon to this church, but fortunately it was mostly down hill. Don't you hate it when you pull on the doors of famous churches and they are bolted fast when they are supposed to be visitable. About to...More

3  Thank brian d
Reviewed 3 February 2014

This church in a former abbey is one of the lesser-known sights of Paris, but one well worth tracking down. The massive church dome is a landmark on the Paris skyline, and its history is fascinating. The whole complex was built as a thank-you gift....More

1  Thank Vivienne M
Reviewed 29 December 2013

The first thing I would say is check the opening times! This was my third try of visiting the museum and church, and had managed to mess up on its opening times twice before! Still, I have always wanted to see the church itself! The...More

1  Thank parisloopy
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Val de Grace combines a trip to a lovely church with a museum of war seem from the point of view of the doctors and the wounded. We thought we only wanted to see the church but were fascinated by the museum. It's only 5...More

1  Thank 976barbaram
Reviewed 30 May 2012

Beautiful church that not many people know about but is definitely worth a visit. Louis XIII's wife Anne d'Autriche had it built after she gave birth to Louis XIV after 23 years of marriage.... (some even say it was not his son!). She herself spend...More

5  Thank roxy n
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We visited the Val-de-Grace because my girlfriend is a desendant of Pierre Mignard the painter of the cupula. The church is very quiet and does not appear to get a lot of visitors but has a lot of staff standing around. The cupula is said...More

2  Thank Frenelle
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