Chapel of the Foreign Missions

Also known as Chapelle des Missions Étrangères de Paris

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
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The Chapel and the Seminary of the Foreign Missions of Paris are located at 128 Rue du Bac in the 7th Arrondissment. The Chapel was built between 1683 and 1691 by Nicholas Lepas-Dubuisson. During the 18th century, the organization sent missionaries to the Far East. After a forced sale to the state during the Revolution, the buildings were repurchased by the Church and in 1802 became part of the Diocese of St. Thomas d'Aquin. In 1874 the establishment was returned to its original function as headquarters for foreign missions. The crypt contains relics of a number of saints and martyrs who were associated with these missions, particularly in what is now Vietnam, including a plaque in memory of the Vietnamese who died fighting for France during World War I.

GPS Coordinates: 48.85179, 2.32312

  • Added: 30 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2229697