The Parisian church of Saint-Sulpice, built in the 17th century and the film location of the film Da Vinci Code, a fire sounded on Sunday, which is still being investigated by the police before suspected of a possible intended origin.
The fire started shortly after noon, as there were four people inside. Smoke and flames came through the large doors of the Catholic temple before the firefighters came.
In principle, the causes of the fire were not determined even though the local RTL and LCI portals indicated that the authorities They handle the hypothesis of a criminal act.
One day earlier, on Saturday, was there violent looting and confrontation with the police at the movement "yellow vests", although they emerged in several central areas.
On the other hand damage to the church, declared a historic monument in 1915 and which houses three paintings by Eugene Delacroix, one of the symbolic figures of the romantic movement of France of the 19th century.
It is the second longest church in the French capital (after Notre Dame) and one of the largest, with dimensions of 120 meters in length, 57 in width and 30 in height below the central vault.
In the successful novel by Dan Brown, the church of Saint-Sulpice is one of the places where the murderer Silas follows a false trace in her search for Holy Grail.
After breaking a part of the church under a suspected meridian, he found a message that revealed that he was following a false track. That verse quotes the book of Job: "You come here, but not outside."