The church of the Sacred Heart in Amiens

The church of the Sacred Heart in Amiens (fr: Église du Sacré-Cœur d’Amiens) was built in 1890 in the romanesque revival style. It’s beautiful. Fun fact: the architect was supposed to build a small chapel but he got carried away and built a big church.

l'Église du Sacre-Cœur d'Amiens


The nave.

Dans l'Église du Sacre-Cœur d'Amiens


Side altar in the church Sacre-Cœur of Amiens. There’s a chair circle in the front, because there is a hole in the ground and the chairs are placed like this so nobody gets hurt.

Side altar in the church Sacre-Cœur of Amiens


Portal of the church Sacré-Cœur of Amiens. Not bad for 19th century.

Portal of the church Sacré-Cœur of Amiens


A beautiful ceiling. The yellowish light was like this and getting it neutral was kind of difficult.

Église du Sacré-Cœur d'Amiens


The other side aisle.

Église du Sacré-Cœur d'Amiens

Église du Sacré-Cœur d'Amiens


Pulpit of the church Sacre-Cœur in Amiens. Most likely 19th century like the church. Looks very good in mono, don’t you think?

Chaire à prêcher


” Voilà ce Cœur qui a tant aimé les hommes.” On the ceiling of the choir in the church Sacré-Cœur of Amiens is a huge mural by the artist Gustave Riquet (1866-1938). It was created in 1924. The sentence refers to the cult of the Sacred Heart and translates roughly to: “Behold the Heart that has so loved men”. I think in modern context that sounds wrong somehow but in the 19th century it was very popular. The mural looks awesome in the church. Very impressive and because of the degraded state it is in, it looks centuries older than 1924.

Voilà ce Cœur qui a tant aimé les hommes


All the photos in this article were made by me and posted on Flickr beforehand.

2 thoughts on “The church of the Sacred Heart in Amiens

  1. Rather a fabulous gateaux of a church!

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