Saint-Sulpice Church, a Republican Temple
On May 7, 1794, a decree confirmed that: “the French people recognize the Supreme Being and the immortality of the soul.” The motto was inscribed on the façade of the Saint-Sulpice church, transformed into a temple of Reason. It still exists today. Contrary to popular belief, the Revolution did not attack religion: it tried to create a new one, which would be more universal than Catholicism.
Place Saint Sulpice