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St. Etienne du Mont

Place Ste. Genevieve, Paris, France (Panthéon)
01-43-54-11-79
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Ranked #40 of 732 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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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Curitiba, PR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I was just strolling with my wife and 7 years daughter when suddenly we saw the eglise by night. I did not realised that was the same which appeared in Woody Allen film. Its a magical place. Lots of good restaurants around too. Paris is great.

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Glasgow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

You'll find enough information about this beautiful church in the other reviews on this page. For those Woody Allen fans visiting in the hope of catching a lift back in time. Owen Wilson sits on the stairs to the left hand side of the church. As you sit there waiting for the bells to chime take a look up at... More

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Plymouth
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Although not on a grand scale like Notre Dame the architecture is breathtaking and inside the intricate carvings make for a interesting experience. I felt very humble in this Church more so than the others I visited while in Paris, lighting a candle choked me as the surroundings take you over. The sun shone through a window depicting the last... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Amazing architecture and only a handful of people around. Loved, loved this place. If you are near the Pantheon area, do not miss this attraction.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

If the Pantheon is on your must-visit-list,then this church,on the opposite side of the street, is on my bucket-list. A small church by size,it nevertheless,packs a punch with its beautiful arch crossing the middle of the nave,fantastic cut- stone work and the twin circular stairway flanking the arch. Wow... the decorative intricacy of the partition-a screen that separated the nobility... More

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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

i really love this place....as a parisian i often take my friends there and they are always very delighted....the church is not very big but it is very beautiful...it's the only one in Paris to still have a "jube" which is piece of art that limits the choir from the rest of the church...this one is in engraved rlief and... More

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Shenyang, China
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I came here only for the famous film Midnight in Paris. When I sat on the steps where Owen Wilson was in the film at night, I couldn't help imagining that the same magic would happen to me. The environment was just right for unbelievable things to happen. The round corner, steps, narrow and cobble lanes, yellow lights, and bell... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This in undeniably one of the most beautiful churches in all of Paris. It is more well lit than some of the other more famous cathedrals. I would plan to spend an hour here. The interior is a visual delight with a unique and unusual fixtures and sculture. My wife and I took many great pictures. A small donation is... More

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