Église Saint-Cannat

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Église Saint-Cannat
Église Saint-Cannat à Marseille, façade.JPG
Facade of the Église Saint-Cannat
Location4, rue des Prêcheurs
Marseille 13001
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DenominationRoman Catholic
TraditionDominican Order
FoundedDecember 31, 1526
DedicatedMay 18, 1619
Heritage designationMonument historique
DesignatedNovember 2, 1926
Architectural typeChurch
DioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Marseille
Vicar(s)Hervé Giraud

The Église Saint-Cannat is a Roman Catholic church in Marseille.


It is located in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille. The exact address is 4, rue des Prêcheurs, 13001 Marseille.[1]


The church was named in honour of Canus Natus, a French Roman Catholic Saint from the fifth century.[2]

Construction of the church building started on December 31, 1526, in the presence of Bernardin des Beaux.[3] It was dedicated on May 18, 1619.

The facade was built from 1739 to 1744 by architect Joseph Gérard.[4]

The church has a few works of art. Two paintings by Michel Serre (1658-1733) are displayed in the church: La vierge à l'enfant et le purgatoire and La purification de la Vierge.[4] There is also a painting by Pierre Parrocel (1664–1739), representing the baptism of Christ.[4] Additionally, one can see a sculpture of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873–1897) designed by François Carli (1872-1957).

The pipe organ, designed by Jean-Esprit Isnard (1707-1781), dates back to 1747.[4]

The church building has been listed as a Monument historique since November 2, 1926.[5]

At present[edit]

The church building is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9AM to 1PM, on Wednesdays from 9AM to 7PM, and on Tuesday and Fridays from 9AM to 12PM.[1] However, no Mass are said at present.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Église Catholique à Marseille
  2. ^ Variétés religieuses; ou, choix de poésies provençales, avec notes, Aix-en-Provence: Makaire, 1860, pp. 167-180 [1]
  3. ^ Augustin Fabre, Notice historique sur les anciennes rues de Marseille démolies en 1862 pour la création de la rue impériale, Marseille: Imprimerie de Jules Baril, 1862, p. 199
  4. ^ a b c d Marseille 13: Eglise Saint-Cannat les Prêcheurs
  5. ^ French Ministry of Culture

Coordinates: 43°17′54″N 5°22′25″E / 43.2982°N 5.3735°E / 43.2982; 5.3735