Centre de Dégustation Jacques Vivet
To learn how to sort the wheat from the chaff, embark on a one-day tasting course at the highly esteemed Centre de Dégustation Jacques...
Paris’ first microbrewery was opened by a French restaurateur and French brewer over two decades ago, and still brews four fabulous...
Le Mâchon d’Henri
Feisty French staples at this tiny, jam-packed bistro might include Lyonnais boudin noir aux pommes (black pudding with apples), Jura...
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Église St-Sulpice information
In 1646 work started on the twin-towered Church of St Sulpicius, lined inside with 21 side chapels, and it took six architects 150 years to finish. What draws most visitors isn't its striking Italianate facade with two rows of superimposed columns, its Counter-Reformation-influenced neoclassical decor or even its frescoes by Eugène Delecroix but its setting for a murderous scene in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code .
You can hear the monumental, 1781-built organ during 10.30am Mass on Sunday or the occasional Sunday-afternoon concert.
The frescoes in the Chapelle des Sts-Anges (Chapel of the Holy Angels), first to the right as you enter the chapel, depict Jacob wrestling with the angel (to the left) and Michael the Archangel doing battle with Satan (to the right) and were painted by Delacroix between 1855 and 1861.