This church on the rue du Vaugirard, built between 1613 and 1625, was the site of a massacre of between 110 and 120 priests on September 2, 1792 (part of the September Massacres) after fifteen days of captivity. The clerics had refused to take the oath of allegiance to the republican Constitution.
I FINALLY got to see Le Petit Nicolas at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts this evening! It was featured as part of a French film festival. I remember enjoying the books - or at least excerpts from the books - while I was studying French in high school, and the film really captures their warmth and humor with its portrayal of the inner (and outer) life of school kids. I laughed out loud practically the entire time. Delightful!