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HD photographs of St Gregoire de Tours statue on Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris - Page 1009

We were in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris at the Eglise de la Madeleine, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue of St Gregoire de Tours, which was sculpted by Victor Therasse.

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St Gregoire De Tours Statue On Eglise De La Madeleine

This first HD photo shows the statue of St Gregoire de Tours, which in English translates to Saint Gregory of Tours, and this was produced in stone for the facade of the Eglise de la Madeleine by Victor Therasse who was born in Paris in 1796 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts to become a French sculptor, receiving several notable public commissions for statue and busts of famous people.

St Gregoire De Tours Statue By Sculptor Victor Therasse

Saint Gregory of Tours is depicted holding a book and being a historian he wrote many books, becoming the contemporary source of information on the Merovingian history plus of great historical interest for the transition period from Roman to Medieval, yet he also wrote accounts of the miracles of saints including Saint Martin of Tours and twenty hagiographies that were biographies on the lives of bishops, abbots and other prominent men.

St Gregoire De Tours Inscription On Statue Base

Yet here you can see a close up photograph showing the pedestal base of the statue with the name of St Gregoire de Tours inscribed on it and spelt the French way, and although he was originally born with a name of Goergius Florentius, upon his ordination he took the name of Gregory after his great-grandfather and was Bishop of Tours for around 20 years.

East Facade Of Eglise De La Madeleine With St Gregoire De Tours Statue

You will find that there are actually thirty-four statues of saints on the Madeleine Church, which were sculpted by different artists, and here you can see the Saint Gregory of Tours statue by Victor Therasse positioned within a niche on the portico, which can be seen by looking between the Corinthian columns from the Place de la Madeleine.

Other statues and sculptures on Madeleine Church

  -  Le Jugement Dernier
  -  Saint Michel
  -  Saint Denis
  -  Sainte Anne
  -  Saint Charles de Borromee
  -  Saint Elisabeth
  -  Saint Ferdinand
  -  Saint Christine
  -  Saint Jerome
  -  Saint Jeanne de Valois
  -  Sainte Gregoire
  -  Saint Genevieve
  -  Saint Jean de Chrisostome
  -  Saint Marguerite d'Ecosse
  -  L'Ange Gardien
  -  Latin Dedication
  -  Saint Marc
  -  Saint Mathieu
  -  Saint Jean
  -  Saint Luke
  -  Saint Raphael
  -  Saint Agnes
  -  Sainte Agathe
  -  Saint Martin of Tours
  -  Sainte Helene
  -  Saint Francois de Sales
  -  Saint Adelaide
  -  Saint Irenee
  -  Sainte Cecile
  -  Saint Hilaire de Poitiers
  -  Saint Therese
  -  Saint Bernard
  -  Saint Gabriel

Related information

  -  Madeleine Square

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Maxim's museum
  -  Fauchon Shop
  -  Musee Pierre Marly
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden

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