A Revolutionary Club
Since the 19th century, the “Temple of the Marais” has been dedicated to the Protestant faith. However, under the Ancien Régime, it formed only a portion of the large Visitandines convent. With the Revolution and the nationalization of the clergy’s property, the convent was sold and destroyed. The sisters were therefore forced to leave. The church then hosted the meetings of a revolutionary club. It was not easy to find places where it was possible to assemble together inside: churches and convents were thereby used as meeting places, before being returned once again, after the Revolution was over, to their former usage. Théroigne de Méricourt, one of the most famous women from the Revolution, once belonged to this club.
In front of the Temple of the Marais, 17 rue Saint-Antoine