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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...
This 16th-century cathedral is a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture.
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Beautiful interior and incredible organ

St Etienne du Mont is a gem in Oaris' religious crown. Rather off the beaten track, near the Pantheon, it has some incredible carvings and a stunning west-end organ. Most famous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

St Etienne du Mont is a gem in Oaris' religious crown. Rather off the beaten track, near the Pantheon, it has some incredible carvings and a stunning west-end organ. Most famous for being the church where the composer Maurice Duruflé worked for many years, it seems to reflect his music: spacious yet intimate, intricate yet simple and complex without ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

St Ettienne-du-Mont is a small beautifully decorated church. There is a lovely chapel area set aside for St Geneveive, the patron saint of Paris. The Pope prayed her to her. This church is well worth a visit, admission is free, but donations to assist in the upkeep if this very historic church are welcomed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Loved this church. It is right beside the Pantheon, so really easy to find. Enjoyed my 20 minutes in there as much as any time in Europe so far. So glad I went in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This church is another of those "gems" of Paris that tends to be off the usual tourist track and all the better for that. If you're interested in architecture it's a must and you won't have to face those tedious queues and crowds that so totally overwhelm and spoil the more famous sites such as Notre Dame or the Louvre.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you are at the Pantheon, walk behind to the left to find this church. It is a very pretty example of gothic with wonderful, unique features. Most impressive to me was the exquisitely carved "rood loft" with it's spiral stairs. There were a group of architects with their students in the church when we visited and they were measuring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I visited this church on a Sunday morning and was pleasantly surprised to see that there were no queues to get in nor ridiculous crowds. Instead it was possible to enjoy the sights of this beautiful old church in relative peace and quiet. Can easily be combined with a visit to the nearby Pantheon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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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