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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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Description: This 16th-century cathedral is a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and...
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a beautiful church close to the Pantheon

one of Paris oldest church. It is in the heart of the Latin Quarter, close to the Pantheon. It is beautiful outside and inside and well-worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

one of Paris oldest church. It is in the heart of the Latin Quarter, close to the Pantheon. It is beautiful outside and inside and well-worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I visited this neighborhood for the sole purpose of visiting this church. I had trouble finding it, but I hadn't realized it was so close to the Pantheon. If you can get to the pantheon, the church is probably only about a 1 minute walk away. I enjoyed some of the smaller churches in Paris more than I did the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

When Paris is steaming and Notre Dame is teaming with the throng, walk South and find the Pantheon and next to it is a hidden gem of Paris The church ha a unique plasterwork half shielding the altar and to the right are the relics of St Genevieve where in 1997 Pope Paul 1V knelt and prayed Continue toward the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

You can't miss this church, as it stands right next to the Panthéon. Delicately beautiful inside and out, l'Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont houses a unique early-16th-century rood screen that sweeps across the nave like a bridge with spiral staircases on both sides. The wooden pulpit is supported by Samson with a jawbone in his hand and a slain lion at his feet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Don't miss this one. Tucked away behind the Pantheon it is intimate, stunning, and empty. I was there about 10:00am and there were only two other people in the church. They were not tourists, they were locals who just came to pray.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Saint Etienne du Mont Church made famous in Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight In Paris, where while on a trip to Paris with his fiancee's family, a nostalgic screenwriter played by Owen Wilson, finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight when he sat on the stairs of the church. It was worth a visit, especially if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a beautiful old church and is well worth the visit. It will make up for your stop at the Pantheon if you choose to make a stop there, as it is right next door. There are a number of really nice altars here and some nice stained glass.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Walking around the Pantheon area on a Sunday afternoon, this seemed like a hidden little church that got no attention whatsoever in my guidebook. And maybe it wasn't my day or maybe they were closed for a siesta since the streets around the church were also rather quiet. Either way, I couldn't get in. So i never got around to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

St. Etienne Du Mont. Each church in Paris has its own personality and this one is worth a visit if only to see the fine 16th century stone work of the choir screen. It is also the church featured in "Midnight in Paris" (Owen Wilson waiting on steps of this church for his ride) if you are a movie buff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I would skip this unless you really like churches. Nothing special from another church. Save your money.

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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.