Hélios Orchestra at Saint-Sulpice Church
2 rue Palatine, 75006 Paris
Capacity 600 seats
1 h 15 min
Classical music concert
For all audiences
Highlights: Hélios Orchestra at Saint-Sulpice Church
Established in 2014, the Hélios Orchestra has since made a name for itself as one of France’s most ambitious orchestras. Committed to providing a platform for young talent, it allows newly graduated musicians to train alongside renowned instrumentalists. This year, the Hélios Orchestra is treating audiences to a series of classical concerts in the majestic Saint Sulpice Church.
Often compared in size and beauty to the famous Notre-Dame, you can attend a live orchestra concert while admiring the garnishing surrounding the 17th century church.
Story: Hélios Orchestra at Saint-Sulpice Church
The Helios Orchestra is characterized by the diversity of its concert programming as well as its commitment to the professional integration of young people through orchestral practice. Founded in 2014 by Paul Savalle, it is made up of extraordinary musicians from national orchestras as well as young professionals who have recently graduated from prestigious graduate schools.
Friday, December 22nd, 2023 at 8:45 p.m. ★ Christmas Concert ★
With the Hélios Orchestra, the Hélios Ephemeral Choir, and the Darius Milhaud Choir, as conducted by Matthieu Cabanes
Celebrating Christmas: A Spectacular Showcase of Traditional Carols
Saturday, December 30th, 2023 at 8:45 p.m.
With Gospel Hélios
"Oh Happy Day", "Amazing Grace", "Oh When the Saints", and other pieces
Tuesday, May 1st, 2024 at 8:45 p.m.
With the Orchestre Hélios and the Choeur Hélios Ephémère, as conducted by Marc Hajjar
Thursday, July 25th, 2024 at 8:45 p.m.
With the Orchestre Hélios and the Choeur Hélios Ephémère, as conducted by Yann Molénat
Recognized as one of the oldest and tallest Roman Catholic churches in Paris, the church originally got recognition from appearing in one of the famous scenes in the film The Da Vinci Code. Though the Saint-Sulpice started gaining more visitors from being spotted in the film curious individuals kept coming back because of its beautiful landscape and antique elaboration.
Construction for this beauty began in 1646 and finally completed in 1870, it took some time to complete the assembly due to lack of financial resources. It contains some of the most interesting artifacts such as:
1. Gnomon which was used to determine Easter day and the hour once light hit it and a shadow was introduced on the floor (this is one of the reasons the church was not destroyed during the Revolutionary War).
2. Located on the outside of the church is a statue of Saint Peter with a gold foot due to it having been rubbed so often by visitors.
3. A vast and impressive organ, one of the biggest in Paris.
4. A number of murals signed by Eugène Delacroix..
When you visit this remarkable church you’ll notice other fascinating details about its structure that will leave you breathless. Saint-Sulpice is one way you can re-visit Paris' history.
Fast facts Capacity: 600 Handicap Accessible: Yes Air conditioning: No Heating: Yes
How do I get to the Saint-Sulpice Church?
The Saint-Sulpice Church is accessible by: Metro lines: Saint-Sulpice Church is accessible by metro lines 4 or 10 which run to the metro stations Mabillon and Odéon. Bus lines: Saint-Sulpice Church is accessible by sus lines 39, 96, 63, 70, 84, 86 which run to the bus station Michel Debré. In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.
What do I do when I get to the Saint-Sulpice Church?
We invite you to arrive around 20 minutes before the showtime marked on your ticket. An English-speaking staff member will guide you to your seats.
Please note that the church doors will be closed five minutes before the start of the concert and late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry.
How long do the Hélios Orchestra concerts last?
The concerts of Hélios Orchestra last between 1 h and 1 h 30 min, without intermission.
Is there a dress code at the Saint-Sulpice Church?
There is no specific dress code but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.