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Obelisk en/in Saint-Sulpice - Paris, France
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N 48° 51.063 E 002° 20.096
31U E 451210 N 5411111
Quick Description: Cet obélisque, situé dans l'église Saint-Sulpice, est en vedette dans The Da Vinci Code. // This obelisk, located in Saint Sulpice Church, is featured in The Da Vinci Code.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 8/2/2015 9:40:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMPB9R
Views: 10

Long Description:
[FR]
Cet obélisque, situé dans l'église Saint-Sulpice, est en vedette dans The Da Vinci Code.

La célèbre ligne de Saint-Sulpice, qui livre de Dan Brown a déclaré faisait partie du méridien de Paris (ou «Ligne Rose» dans le roman), a été effectivement mis dans le plancher en 1727 par un horloger et astronome dans un effort pour «réparer . la date de Pâques "la ligne mène à l'obélisque de l'église, qui est la partie verticale d'un cadran solaire - ce gnomon est l'obélisque Brown se réfère dans son roman. Dans les années après la publication du livre, tant de gens ont été trouvés farfouillé et en tapant le sol autour de l'obélisque de la chasse pour l'espace creux que Brown a créé pour son livre que l'église a finalement mis en place un panneau pour aider les gens séparer les faits de la fiction .


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[EN]
This obelisk, located in Saint Sulpice Church, is featured in The Da Vinci Code.

The famous line of Saint-Sulpice, which Dan Brown's book said was part of the Paris Meridian (or “Rose Line” in the novel), was actually laid into the floor in 1727 by a clock maker and astronomer in an effort to “fix the date of Easter.” The line leads to the church’s obelisk, which is the upright part of a sundial – this gnomon is the obelisk Brown refers to in his novel. In the years after the book’s publication, so many people were found poking around and tapping the floor around the obelisk in the hunt for the hollow space that Brown created for his book that the church finally put up a sign to help people separate fact from fiction.
Address:
Eglise Saint-Sulpice, rue Bonaparte, Paris, France


Height: 14 metres

Illuminated: no

Website: [Web Link]

Date Created/Placed: Not listed

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