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The Church of Saint-Ferdinand-des-Ternes is named after Crown Prince Ferdinand-Philippe of Orleans, who died in an accident in 1842 at the age of 32. Queen Amelie had already erected the Chapel of Saint-Ferdinand on the site of the tragedy (it was completed in 1843): it is the present church of Our Lady of compassion. But a new shrine was built from 1842 to 1845, not far from the first, on the plans of the architect Paul-Eugène Lequeux (1806-1873). In 1860, the suburb called "Ternes" was attached to the city of Paris. And in 1934, a new, larger church replaced the old one. The plans are entrusted to architects Paul Thédon, Frédéric Bertrand and Pierre Durand. They chose the Roman-Byzantine style, imbued with modernism. The building was completed in 1957. Saint-Ferdinand is a splendid and vast church with three domes, decorated with numerous paintings (often in naïve style) made by artists designated by the Fine Arts.
After the inauguration of the church, the parish purchased an used instrument from the Lamoureux concert hall. The latter was most certainly built by Cavaillé-Coll, then modified in 1931 by the Maison Cavaillé-Pleyel and in 1959 by Beuchet.In 1994-1995, a new organ was designed by Pascal Quoirin.