The chancel was extended in 1709 with the circular Lady Chapel
and again in 1717 with the Communion Chapel, its portal was built in 1736 by Robert de
Cotte and finally it was extended yet again with the Calvary Chapel in 1754, which is when
the work was finally completed.
It ended up being that the church was organised into a series of chapels in succession and
was far longer than had been previously expected.
Having been built on the site of an early sixteenth century chapel that was dedicated to
Saint Suzanne, the Eglise Saint-Roch is actually one of the largest in Paris and stretches
to over 125 metres long.
It was built in a prosperous neighbourhood in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris and has managed to retain some elements of its
exceptional Medieval style and character, even despite the horrors of the French
Revolution where the church was ransacked.
This monument in Paris still has a Cavaillé-Coll
organ and is a testament to time, yet also holds the tombs of famous people such as Andre
Le Notre who was the person that designed the gardens at Chateau de Versailles, to name but one of the castles in France that he designed the gardens
You could even classify the Saint-Roch church as a major landmark for its classic art and
fantastic heritage and is well worth a visit.
By the way, the nearest Metro station is the Pyramides.
296 Rue Saint-Honore