There has been much said about the gaudy interior of Notre Dame de Lorette, but I found it elegant, adorned with 19th Century art and a Cavaille-Col grand organ. 
The painter Eugene Delacroix lived nearby and was christened here in 1840.

The other stories of this large church refer to the "kept women" of the surrounding neighborhood.  Many wealthy men of this period had mistresses as well as wives and it is said that all attended Sunday services. 

Interesting, n'est-ce pas? 
That little fact was not included in the church literature I picked up in November.


bon dimanche


Église Notre Dame de Lorette
18, bis rue de Chateaudun
75009 Paris

  

 
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