Civil and religious buildings turned into Temples after the Revolution
The nationalisation of clergy estates during the Revolution, and the disbanding of monastic communities left many churches, monasteries and abbeys unused.
Catholic heritage churches became temples after 1802
After the organic articles of 1802, many previously Catholic Churches and Chapels were expropriated by the Revolutionary Government; they became the property of the nation. Many were then granted to...
Les vitraux figuratifs sont rares dans les temples, car les protestants refusent les ornements particuliers.
Décors de temple
Les temples protestants sont très sobres, car les lieux de culte doivent être dépouillés de toute image, pour éviter toute idolâtrie.
The architecture of 17th century churches
In the 17th century, Protestant religious architecture flourished all over France. Unfortunately few churches survive today – a large number were destroyed after only a short time.
Protestant temples : from the 16th century to the Revocation
In 16th century France Reformed services were held in former Catholic churches and in new buildings.
La chaire est élevée à un endroit du lieu de culte, d’où le pasteur puisse être vu et surtout entendu par l’ensemble des fidèles. Sa place dépend de la configuration...
Temples built before the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
Most of the temples built during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, before the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685), have almost disappeared. They were quite big, built according to...
Lyon, intérieur du Temple de Paradis (1564)
C’est l’un des principaux temples du XVIe siècle et l’un des rares dont nous avons une représentation.