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St. Etienne du Mont

Place Ste. Genevieve, Paris, France (Panthéon)
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Ranked #28 of 788 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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Believe what you read about this church! It is wonderful. it is not far off the beaten path, but probably just enough to make it that much more special. The design, glass, organ, everything is wonderful! The uniqueness of this place is enough to search it out, but the significance of its design make it really worthwhile.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a jewel that I missed the first few times I was in Paris even though it was close to the hotel where we stayed. It is one of the most beautiful churches inside. Please do not miss this if you are close. It is worth a trip across the city to see it.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great church that does a nice job of promoting its historical importance to the area and the city of Paris. As others say, it is worth a quick visit. The architecture is a bit of mixed bag, just as most existing churches of the age are in Paris.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

St Etienne is usually regarded as a extra ornament in a Pantheon panoramic picture. The crowds of tourists that gather in the monumental Pantheon usually don´t have the time to walk another block and spend a few minutes in this beautiful and unique church. The stone filigree of the double stairs give this church its signature.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

One of the most beautiful of the small parish churches. Burial site of the first Catholic queen of France, Queen Clotilde.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you are visiting the Panthéon turn left and you will find this church hidden behind it, on the same open plaza. It is one of the oldest churches in Paris with foundations dating back to the 6th C. It formed part of the Abbey of St Geneviève - the patron saint of Paris. Entry is free and as with... More

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This small charming Renaissance church was one of the first churches to use large windows to allow in a lot of natural light. The stained glass is particularly impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Well worth looking at but there are more compelling churches in Paris. The architecture and the church furniture are certainly interesting.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Situated near the very old and narrow street of the hill, at the back of the Panthéon, it is worth a visit. The area is very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is the church that Maurice Durufé presided over as organist for many years. It's a light-filled, beauty of a Renaissance Church with the only Rood Screen left in Paris. A lovely stop on the way to or from Rue Mouffetard and the Panthéon.

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