Saint-Eustache Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Paris after Notre-Dame de Paris. It has it’s origin in an earlier church dedicated to St. Agnes. It wasn’t until 1532, when it became necessary to enlarge the town square, that the mayor of Paris started construction on the new cathedral. It was finally completed 100 years later and consecrated on the 26th of April 1637. While many famous Parisians like Moliere and Richelieu are buried in the cathedral, this cross is dedictaed to St. Agnes. The design came from a small cross in the side chapel of St. Agnes.