Saturday, 21 July 2018


Saint-Eustache in the Place du Jour is one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. Construction started in 1532 with the Gothic architecture of Notre Dame being mirrored in its original design, but as the church neared completion more than 100 years later, elements of the Renaissance style began to be incorporated.

The close proximity of St-Eustache to the major Parisian market, Les Halles, made it a popular worship venue by traders and their customers. It is therefore not surprising to find this colourful depiction of the closing of Les Halles and the migration of the disgruntled traders to a new market venue on the outskirts of Paris. The decision to move the market in the 1960s after its establishment in 1183 was not popular ...

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