Saint-Louis-en-l'Île Church

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The church is named after the king of France Louis IX, also known as Saint-Louis an as an Holy Crusades enthousiast. It was build in the second half of the XVIIth but not without much interference : the roof collapsed in 1701 during a storm, and a campanile was struck (and destroyed) by lightning in 1740...

The present bell tower was thus build only in 1765. Its distinguishing feature is its openwork design. Openings were pierced to ensure better resistance to the wind (the 1701 storm was still remembered).

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