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The works on the church began in 1861 under the
direction of the architect Adrien Lusson. After his
death, they continued, until 1874, with Joseph Uchard.
The Church of St. Francis Xavier was consecrated on
May 23, 1894. The church is built in ancient styles, that
of the classical period for the nave, that of the Italian
Renaissance for the façade.
Denis Comtet & Eric Leroy
Famous organists in the past:
Albert Renaud, Adolphe Marty and Gaston Litaize.
Masses with organ
Saturday 6.30 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m., 10.15 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 17 p.m.
The organ was built in 1878 by Jacques Fermis using the
new pneumatic tubular traction invented in 1866. In
1880, a restoration is carried out by Cavaillé-Coll. In
1923, Ephrem and Gonzalez rebuilt the instrument.
Works include a revision to the voicing, the replacement
of the pneumatic stop action system, a new layout for
the combination pedals and the enclosure of the Positif
division in a swell box. At that time, the instrument has
58 stops among which 31 are enclosed. In 1957, Müller
worked on the instrument. In 1992, Bernard Dargassies
rebuilt the instrument. Works included the renovation of
the organcase, the complete electrification of the
instrument, repairs or replacement of part of the
pipework and the replacement of the console with an