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Address: 1 place Alphonse-Laveran | 5e, Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 40 51 51 92

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Beautiful church

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 did after 23 years of mariage. So her son, our greatest king, Louis XIV, became... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 depart when I noticed movement in an open window. I asked directions, and the man... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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. Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII, commissioned it after the birth of her son... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 entrance price was five euros, and the museum was itself fascinating, but I must admit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 euros admission and well worth seeing. Not open on Friday when we tried but did... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 some time there with the nuns. When there you should visit the Collections of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to be the biggest frescod surface in the world but I dont know what that... More 

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