Paul Tournon

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Paul Tournon
Born (1881-02-19)February 19, 1881
Marseille
Died December 22, 1964(1964-12-22) (aged 83)
Paris
Nationality French
Awards second Prix de Rome (1911), member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts (1942)
Buildings Casablanca Cathedral, Église du Saint-Esprit in Paris, Notre-Dame-des-Missions in Épinay-sur-Seine

Paul Tournon (b. February 19, 1881 - December 22, 1964) was a French architect. He was born in Marseille and died in Paris.

He was an architect in chief of many French civil buildings and national palaces, and a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.

He is known for his reinforced concrete religious buildings such as the Église Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus in Élisabethville (Yvelines), with extensive sculptural work by sculptor Carlo Sarrabezolles. Also, Tournon designed the Église du Saint-Esprit in Paris, Cathédrale du Sacré-Coeur in Casablanca and several churches in Morocco.

Tournon was the son-in-law of Édouard Branly, the husband of Élisabeth Branly, painter, and the father of two girls, Florence Tournon-Branly, author of stained glasses, and Marion Tournon-Branly, architect and professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Fontainebleau Schools.

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Much of the content of this article comes from the equivalent French-language Wikipedia article, accessed February 14, 2007.