Saint Sulpice is the largest church in Paris, bigger even than Notre Dame. It’s where part of the novel, The Da Vinci Code, was set, and a small part of the movie was filmed there. Construction begin in 1646 and was completed in 1745. I don’t think the church is as attractive from the outside as Notre Dame; indeed the two towers aren’t finished, don’t match, and one is taller than the other. And the huge windows around the nave were deliberately not set with stained class. But the other windows throughout the church, though not as colorful as in some churches, are very detailed and exquisite. The church is home to a remarkable organ, with 5 keyboards and exceptional sound. It was installed in 1781 and renovated and enlarged in the 1860’s. We were lucky enough to enter at the end of a weekday mass when the organist played for an additional 15-20 minutes after the service. What a treat!
A few of the beautiful windows.