Le Bateau Ivre
Arthur Rimbaud's 1871 poem Le Bateau Ivre (The Drunken Boat ), depicting a fantastical and frightening sea voyage of a sinking boat...
Paris’ first microbrewery was opened by a French restaurateur and French brewer over two decades ago, and still brews four fabulous...
Le Bon Saint Pourcain
Right at home in this chic neighbourhood, behind a French navy-blue façade, Le Bon Saint Pourcain has a daily changing chalkboard menu...
place St-Sulpice, 6e · interesting places nearby
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. It's famed for its striking Italianate façade with two rows of superimposed columns, its Counter-Reformation-influenced neoclassical decor and its frescoes by Eugène Delacroix – and 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.