Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont

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Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont
Facade of the Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont
Location 1 rue de Lodi
Marseille 13006
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Country France
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architecture
Architectural type Neoclassical architecture
Completed 1824
Administration
Diocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Marseille
Clergy
Vicar(s) Jean-Paul Sorragi
Deacon(s) Philippe Chollat

The Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont is a Roman Catholic church in Marseille.

Location[edit]

It is located in the 6th arrondissement of Marseille.[1][2] The exact address is 1 rue de Lodi in Marseille.[3][4][5] It is also located on a town square called Place Notre-Dame-du-Mont.[1][2]

History[edit]

A smaller church was built in 1586, where sailors would bring their ex-votos.[1][2] Over time, this tradition was moved to Notre-Dame de la Garde.[1][2]

In 1823-1824, the current church building was constructed in the neoclassical style.[1][2]

In 1839, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) played on the pipe organ inside the church, which is still there.[1][2][6]

It has four paintings by Barthélemy Chasse (1659-1720): La fuite en Égypte, L'atelier de Nazareth, L'adoration des bergers and Le mariage de la Vierge.[7] It also has one painting by Dominique Papety (1815–1849): Christ en majesté.

At present[edit]

The church building is open every day from 10AM to 12PM, and from 4PM to 6PM.[4] Mass is said every weekday at 8:30AM, every Saturday at 6:30PM, and every Sunday at 10AM.[4] The rosary takes place every at 5:30PM except Sundays, and the vespers take place every Wednesday at 7PM.[4]

The current vicar is Fr Jean-Paul Sorragi, and the deacon is Philippe Chollat.[4]

Gallery[edit]

Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont
Map of the church
Map of the church 
Bell tower of the Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont
Bell tower of the Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont 
Ceramic sculpture on the facade of the Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont
Ceramic sculpture on the facade of the Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont 
Christ en majesté by Dominique Papety inside the Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont
Christ en majesté by Dominique Papety inside the Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Dominique Auzias, Patricia Bussy, Maxime Dray, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Carine Kreb, Marseille 2012, Le Petit Futé, 2012, p. 350 [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f Dominique Auzias, Petit Futé,, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Marseille 2013, Le Petit Futé, 2012, p. 390 [2]
  3. ^ Official website
  4. ^ a b c d e Église Catholique à Marseille
  5. ^ Google Maps
  6. ^ Sylvie Oussenko, Chopin: vie et oeuvre, Editions Eyrolles, 2009, p. 88 [3]
  7. ^ Arnaud Ramière de Fortanier, Nicolas Cendo, Danielle Maure, Marseille au XVIIe siècle: exposition , Archives communales, Marseille, février-mars 1980, Archives communales, 1980, p. 89 [4]

Coordinates: 43°17′30″N 5°23′07″E / 43.2917°N 5.3853°E / 43.2917; 5.3853