Saint-Louis-en-l’Île Church Concert Series
19 rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Île - 75004 Paris
Capacity 400 seats
1 h 15 min
For all audiences
Highlights: Saint-Louis-en-l’Île Church Concert Series
This weekend, a journey through music and time awaits you at the Saint-Louis-en-l'Île church. Experience compositions from some of the greats, with arias from the likes of Vivaldi, Albinoni, Schubert, played for you live by an ensemble of gifted musicians. With a whirlwind evening of beauty and showstopping classical music guaranteed, there’s no better way to discover this captivating display of dramatic Baroque architecture.
Story: Saint-Louis-en-l’Île Church Concert Series
Magnificent arias from a selection of the most revered composers of all time await you in the glorious Saint-Louis-en-l'Île church. Listen to the best of the best from a brilliant live orchestra, featuring classical works from Vivaldi, Albinoni and Schubert, in an awe-inspiring and very classically Parisian location for an evening of wonder.
Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at 8:30 p.m.
With the Orchestre Les Solistes Français and Paul Rouger (solo violin)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Schubert and Caccini: Ave Maria
Sunday, June 25th, 2023 at 8:30 p.m.
With the Orchestre Classik Ensemble, David Braccini (solo violin), and the Tempestuoso Choir as conducted by Jean-Charles Dunand
Mozart: Missa brevis
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore (Solemn Vespers for a Confessor)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
First of all, why such a strange name? If “île” in French means island… does that mean the church is really built on an island? The Île Saint-Louis is indeed a real island on the Seine in the heart of Paris. Five bridges lead to this very pretty and quiet area of Paris: the Pont Saint-Louis, the Pont de la Tournelle, the Pont Louis-Philippe, the Pont Marie, and the Pont de Sully.
During your crossing on one of these bridges, while you pass by the quays of Anjou, Orleans, Bourbon, and Bethune, with their oh-so Parisian frontages whose reflections dance on the Seine, you will discover the beautiful, imposing and very well-named church, Saint-Louis-en-l'Île. It is dedicated to Louis IX who reigned in France from 1227 to 1270, who built the Sainte-Chapelle and was canonized as Saint Louis of France.
Today, it is possible to come and admire, in this richly historic church, the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and the magnificent polychrome stained glass windows depicting Saint Louis, along with Blanche of Castille, another great saint. A place that remains a place of worship, but which also plays host to many classical music concerts.
Fast facts Capacity: 400 Handicap Accessible: Yes Air conditioning: No Heating: Yes