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St. Etienne du Mont

Place Ste. Genevieve, Paris, France (Panthéon)
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Ranked #39 of 735 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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Ontario Canada
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289 reviews 289 reviews
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533 helpful votes 533 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
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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37 helpful votes 37 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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
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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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