Paul Tournon  

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Paul Tournon (b. 19 February 1881 - 22 December 1964) was a French architect. He was born in Marseille and died in Paris.

He was an architect in chief of many French civil buildings and national palaces, and a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.

He is known for his reinforced concrete religious buildings such as the Église Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus in Élisabethville (Yvelines), with extensive sculptural work by sculptor Carlo Sarrabezolles. Also, Tournon designed the Église du Saint-Esprit in Paris, Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur in Casablanca and several churches in Morocco.

Tournon was the son-in-law of Édouard Branly, the husband of Élisabeth Branly, painter, and the father of two girls, Florence Tournon-Branly, author of stained glasses, and Marion Tournon-Branly, architect and professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Fontainebleau Schools.

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