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St. Etienne du Mont

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Address: Place Ste. Genevieve, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-54-11-79
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Sun 8:45 am - 12:15 pm
2:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Tue - Fri 8:45 am - 7:45 pm
Sat 2:00 am - 7:45 pm
Description: This 16th-century cathedral is a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and...
This 16th-century cathedral is a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture.
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Odd and beautiful church

very interesting church with a rood-screen and the shrine of Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris no guided tours no visit during services (which is normal)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

very interesting church with a rood-screen and the shrine of Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris no guided tours no visit during services (which is normal)

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SF, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Located next to the left rear side of the Pantheon this too is worth a visit. The carved wooden pulpit is reason enough to visit.

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lovely church inside and out well worth a visit! When we went in live music was playing which added to the atmosphere. Sit on the steps outside and image the old car coming to collect you just like the movie Midnight in Paris! We strolled down the street at had a coffee in a lovely Paris cafe (although there is... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is an under-rated church to visit. Construction of the present church was started in 1492, but the Abbey from which it originated goes back much earlier. It contains the shrine to Sainte-Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. The rood screen and pulpit are of special interest. The church is near the Pantheon, which was originally built to replace it,... More 

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Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Yes, Sacre-Coeur and Notre Dame are beautiful. However, it was this church that I liked the most. It has a unique feel and certainly worth a visit. Added bonus for the nerds among us: you can visit the grave of Blaise Pascal.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a wonderful example of people building a beautiful elaborate structure to worship their God. What I found particularly striking was the limited sight lines to the altar. Generally, the altar is the central focus of Catholic churches and views of the altar are only obstructed by support pillars where necessary. Here the sight lines take you to the... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Situated on Pantheon hill, and built between the 15th - 17th centuries, this Gothic church was once part of an abbey originally built by King Clovis and later dedicated to St Genevieve the patroness of Paris. Her relics are preserved in the church. Racine and Pascal are entombed here. Besides its rich history, the church's interior has some interesting features... More 

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Chesterfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Honestly, it's one of the most beautiful churches that I've ever been in, only others that come to mind are St. Peter's in Rome and st. Mary's basilica in Kraków. It is definitely s hidden gem right on the same square as the pantheon. When we visited there were probably 15 others in the entire church. Compare that to notre... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Just across the plaza from the Pantheon, one can see the 16th century bell tower of St. Etiene du Mont. Standing in front you will be amazed at the bas-relief sculptures and the gracefull doors but once inside, expect to be blown away. The white marble columns raise up a magnificent medieval structure, complete with stained glass windows and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We absolutely loved this amazing church right near the Pantheon. The ornate church combines Gothic & Renaissance design and houses the shrine of Paris' patron saint. It's absolutely beautiful and the best part is it is free to enter! Highly recommend!

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Additional Information about St. Etienne du Mont

Address: Place Ste. Genevieve, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-54-11-79
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:45 am - 12:15 pm  2:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Tuesday 8:45 am - 7:45 pm
Wednesday 8:45 am - 7:45 pm
Thursday 8:45 am - 7:45 pm
Friday 8:45 am - 7:45 pm
Saturday 2:00 am - 7:45 pm

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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