Église de la Ste.-Trinité, Paris

The Église de la Sainte-Trinité is a Catholic church located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, France. The church is an edifice of the Second Empire period, built between 1861 and 1867 at a cost of almost 4 million francs.

La Trinité, as it is known, was designed by Théodore Ballu as part of the beautification and reorganization of Paris under Baron Haussmann. The church is accessible by the Métro (the nearby station, Trinité, is named after it) and is known internationally for its former organist, Olivier Messiaen.


La Trinité features two organs, a Cavaillé-Coll chancel organ and a Cavaillé-Coll grand organ located in the balcony. The latter instrument has been extensively renovated and expanded over the decades:

  • 1869 Original construction by the Cavaillé-Coll firm
  • 1871 Reconstruction and repairs by the Cavaillé-Coll firm
  • 1901 Rebuilding by Merklin
  • 1934 Rebuilding by the Pleyel-Cavaillé-Coll firm
  • 1962-1965 Rebuilding by the Beuchet-Debierre firm

It currently contains three manuals and pedals.


The titular organists at La Trinité include

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