Many churches were destroyed before and after the Revocation of the edict of Nantes
Between 1664 and 1683, the churches in Montauban were destroyed.
In 1685, the date of the Revocation of the edict of Nantes, many churches, including some wonderful buildings (Caen, La Rochelle, Rouen…) were pulled down. Fortunately, though, the drawings and documents still survive.
After the Revolution, some Catholic churches were bought by the State and given to the Protestants
At the time of the Revolution in 1789, the Protestants were lucky enough to be given some very beautiful religious buildings, which had previously belonged to the Catholics. Some examples in Paris are the Eglise de l’Oratiore (Oratory Church), built by Lemercier in 1621 and the Chapelle Sainte-Marie, built by François Mansart between 1632 and 1634.
- Les temples protestants de France | Link
- Civil and religious buildings turned into Temples after the Revolution
- Catholic heritage churches became temples after 1802
- Lyon, intérieur du Temple de Paradis (1564)
- Protestant temples : from the 16th century to the Revocation
- Temples built before the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
- Temples built after the Revolution