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*
I-P II-P I-II
* with pipes of the former organ of Rochesson (1951)
Photos: Vincent Hildebrandt
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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
Finally, six modern stained glass windows adorn statues of
the Virgin and Child and of St. Francis in the aisles.
Masses with organ
Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
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
In very poor condition, it was replaced in 2008 by a new
instrument built by Bernard Cogez.