|THE HÔTEL BIRON, PARIS.|
Formerly Convent of the Sacred Heart, "The Deserted Mansion," 1910.
in Mother Mabel Digby (1914)
Monday, March 27, 2017
The Sacré Cœur (Sacred Heart) Convent in Paris, France
During the 19th century, convent schools for young girls were established by Madeleine Sophie Barat et al. and run by nuns. Florence Earle Coates attended one such convent school—The Sacred Heart Convent in Paris, France (Rue de Varenne). It was established in 1820, but would eventually fall to the French government as a result of the "religious orders" law in 1904. The law prohibited religious orders from teaching, and the teaching nuns were subsequently banished from France. The site of the convent would eventually become the studio of Auguste Rodin and is the current location of the Rodin Museum.