The angels flank the finely crafted organcase, tribune and entrance to the nave in the Basilique Notre Dame des Victoires.  It was created by Louis Régnier in 1739 and remains today.  I have visited this basilica several times, discovering new details on every visit.  As I search for more information, stories always emerge.

The original organ was constructed by François-Henri Lesclop and reconstructed in 1870 by Charles Spackmann Barker, and John Abbey in 1898.  The organ today was placed by Alfred Kern in French-German neo-classical style in 1973, and recently restored in 1995.  I would say that the replacements and restorations are a good fit with the early architecture which has been lovingly maintained.

I will be returning...

bon dimanche

Basilique Notre-Dame des Victoires
6, rue Notre Dame des Victoires
75002, Paris