History of Sainte-clotilde at Paris
Paris' first ogival church, built in the XIX century, was entrusted to François C.Gau in 1833. He was in charge of designing the plans in a gothic style. The arrows couldn't be reconstructed as the towers were not solid enough. In 1853, the young assistant Théodore Ballu amplified the projection of the doors, the depth of the arches, the ornamentation and created nine front steps. After its inauguration in 1857, the church was raised to the rank of 'minor basilica of Rome' by pope Léon XIII in 1896. It was for the 14th centennial of the christening of Clovis.
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