The Chapel of the Holy Angels was the subject of 1633 of a decoration contract between the du Val familywhose coat of arms appears on the set and the painter Antoine Ricard (1600-1652).

A gauche 4 hommes agenouillés attirent le regard : le premier en partant de la droite, vêtu d’une armure et d’un grand col de dentelle, est Charles du Val. Derrière lui sur sa gauche, un ecclésiastique en camail et surplis est Claude du Val, fils de Charles et de Lucrèce. Les gendres de ces derniers, Victor Bordeau et Jérôme Fuzée de Voisenon, complètent le tableau en arrière-plan.

En dessus le Christ entouré d’anges apparaît dans la nuée à la sainte Vierge. A ses pieds se tient Lucrèce de Montivilliers, la donatrice, épouse de Charles Du Val.

The ceiling is filled with cherubs.

On the opposite wall, dominated by the Eternal Father, Saint Michael throws the fallen angels into hell.
An inscription recalls that the paintings were covered with thick whitewash during the Revolution, then restored under the leadership of Baltard in 1850..

Restored again by the City of Paris on the occasion of the exhibition "the colours of the sky" in 2013.

Angels and the coats of arms of the du Val also appear on the entrance to the chapel.

In recent years, the Paris City Hall, the owner of the premises, has allocated the necessary funds for major renovation work and for the renovation of six chapels. In the future, the effort will continue in accordance with the City's financial possibilities.

During the restoration

Photos - © Ville de Paris/COARC/Jean-Marc Moser

The Chapel of the Holy Angels in its previous state

Photos - © Ville de Paris/COARC/Jean-Marc Moser

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