A funny old church
Built by Théodore Ballu, between 1861 and 1867, this church is distinguished by its double staircase leading onto the square below, where you’ll find three fountains representing Faith, Hope and Charity. In contrast to the neo-classical churches of the first half of the 19th century, it has a richly sculpted neo-Renaissance facade, and is topped with a bold 65 metre bell tower. The great French composer, Olivier Messiaen was organist here for forty years. The little square is a handy spot for a sandwich break before heading uphill to Montmartre.