Saint François d'Assise
9, rue de Mouzaïa, 75019 Paris
2008 - Bernard Cogez
II/18 - mechanical traction
Grand Orgue (56 notes)
Qiunte 2 2/3*
Positif (56 notes)
Flûte à cheminée 4*
Nazard 2 2/3*
Tierce 1 3/5*
Pédale (30 notes)
I-P II-P I-II
* with pipes of the former organ of Rochesson (1951)
Photos: Vincent Hildebrandt
The church was built in 1924 on the plans of
architects Paul and Auguste Courcoux. The shrine is
dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi to commemorate
the seven hundred years of the creation of the Third
Order of St. Francis of which Charles Tournemire
was a member.
The building, in the Italian Romanesque style,
adopts the pattern of the churches of Umbria.
Despite its franciscan sobriety, Saint-François-
d'Assise is adorned with beautiful frescoes in the
choir that contrast elegantly with the white walls
and the dark hues of the ceilings. The interior is
very bright thanks to the white stained glass
windows above the aisles.
Finally, six modern stained glass windows adorn
statues of the Virgin and Child and of St. Francis in
Masses with organ
Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11
In 1951, Louis-Eugène Rochesson installed an old
house organ (probably built by Mutin) in the church.
On the occasion of its transfer, it was electrified and
its composition was rigorously transformed
according to the neo-classical aesthetic.
In very poor condition, it was replaced in 2008 by a
new instrument built by Bernard Cogez.