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Hidden away on the corner of rue Charlot and rue du Perche lies the Cathedrale Ste. Croix des Armeniens Catholiques. It was in 1633 a convent and chapel were founded here by Father Athanasé Molé and stayed in the hands of the Capuchin friars until the Revolution when they were then confiscated and given over to the Nation. Known as the church of St. Francis of Assisi it was given back to the catholic clergy in 1797, then attributed to the Armenien community only recently in 1990. Unfortunately the gates were locked when I passed but apparently there is within, a statue of St. Francis in marble by Germain Pilon, the same who created the statues on the clockface at the Conciergerie.
Nearest metros are St. Paul and Filles du Calvaire
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