Eglise Saint-Bruno

About

The church of Saint Bruno was opened to worship in 1961 after 18 months of work and is located in the district known as "Des Chartreux", which came into being at the same time.

It owes its name to the founder of the Carthusian Order, St Bruno, who had a convent in the district from the 17th century to the Revolution.

Designed by the Trojan architect Michel Marot, it is built in bricks, concrete and reinforced glass with flamed tiles.

Given the small size of the land, it is a compact building with meeting rooms upstairs and a presbytery.
The complex is built on the traditional model of the Champagne barns, with overhangs over the side entrances, and the inhabitants of the district have christened it "le hangar".

The interior is composed of a vast hall whose walls, cut into panels and arranged obliquely, direct the light towards the choir, which is literally flooded with light.

Some works of art embellish the interior:
A contemporary brass baptistery partially gilded with gold leaf to capture the sun's rays made by an ironwork sculptor.
A fountain, a painting made of wool and cotton fabric reminiscent of South American craftsmanship, made by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood.
Behind the altar, a hanging representing the creation of the world, which can be found on the other side, in the chapel.

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