One of my new neighbors, from Ukraine, suggested that I should attend a concert at the St. Roch church Thursday night this week. Of course I wanted to; I really like to listen to orthodox and Gregorian music and there were five groups performing. At the end all groups joined for some common singing (photo)! Just fantastic! (… and free of charge.) I really enjoyed it!
The St.Roch church has also some history and it’s especially known for an event which took place in 1795, when Napoleon led a troop which killed some 200 “royalist rioters” on the 13 steps leading to the church. This is known as the “Whiff of Grapeshot”. This was actually considered as a big step on his way to becoming Emperor. You can still see some signs of the battle on the church facade.