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St. Etienne du Mont

Place Ste. Genevieve, Paris, France (Panthéon)
01-43-54-11-79
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Ranked #27 of 763 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This 16th-century cathedral is a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Well worth looking at but there are more compelling churches in Paris. The architecture and the church furniture are certainly interesting.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Situated near the very old and narrow street of the hill, at the back of the Panthéon, it is worth a visit. The area is very nice.

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Philadelphia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is the church that Maurice Durufé presided over as organist for many years. It's a light-filled, beauty of a Renaissance Church with the only Rood Screen left in Paris. A lovely stop on the way to or from Rue Mouffetard and the Panthéon.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This spectacular church, which houses the tomb of St. Genevieve (I don't think her body is in the sarcophagus), is adjacent to the Pantheon. You will likely miss this church as you walk up to the Pantheon because you'll be staring at the Pantheon! Pros: few crowds; free; beautiful architecture both inside and out; sarcophagus of St. Genevieve; stained glass... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

St. Etienne du Mont is a church I stumbled upon while trying to find the Luxembourg gardens. It's probably my favourite lesser known church in Paris with its well done architecture (sorry not an expert on architectural styles) and murals and design inside the church. It's a bit of a tranquil respite from churches like Notre Dame and sacre coeur... More

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Ontario Canada
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614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Found this beautiful church like most of the tourists, by luck. This is one of the most beautiful churches in Paris, the interior is magical! The details of the stairs, breathtaking, magnificent architecture. Just beside the Pantheon, take a moment to walk in and be amazed by its beauty.

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Glen Ellyn, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well that's what our Walking Tour Guide told us at least so I assume it is true. We stopped by here on a tour of Hemmingway's Paris with our guide. The church was so peaceful and beautiful. He explained to us that all churches had rood screens which were a separation of the people at the mass and the priest... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Sitting as it does in the shadow of the Pantheon it is possible one might bypass this place in favour of it's big brother, This would be a mistake! This is truly a glorious church, full of history and magnificent architecture. Light fills the space created by the spectacular coloums leading up to the soaring ceilings. Even if only for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

While walking around the Latin Quarter we came across this lovely church. It is older than Notre Dame and has nowhere near the crowds. As a lover of history I was fascinated by the history of the site. Clovis, one of the early French kings, and his wife were buried here in the church that existed prior to the building... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Came upon this church while lost in Paris and ventured in remembering when I was once a Christian. An elaborate church with lots of carved woodwork and drenched in the serious religious atmosphere of centuries of rituals. Feeling the generations past who would have prayed for peace, ends to wars, prosperity, the end of plagues, and the best wishes for... More

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