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St-Eustache

2 rue du Jour | 1er, Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
01-42-36-31-05
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Ranked #53 of 764 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This huge cathedral represents a transition between Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best cathedrals in Paris with one of the largest (if not the largest) pipe organ in France. Louis XIV's Minister of Finance (Colbert) is buried there and many famous French were baptized here (Victor Hugo, Moliere etc.). Please make sure you see the south façade. We entered from the west and that façade is under... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The first time we went to Paris we came across this church by chance. We took a very nice picture of the outside but never really knew what it was. We also missed the great face and hand sculpture that is right outside. Later, thanks to google earth, I found we had missed the big face and hand. On this... More

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UAE
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The flying buttresses on this piece of gothic magnificence can really only be appreciated by looking at a satellite image of this place - they are amazing! Inside, this church is full of soaring, graceful columns, beautiful paintings and wonderful little chapels all around the walls. The grand altar and choir area aren't really the main attractions in this church;... More

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London
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a parish church tucked away around the back of Les Halles and not even in our guide book. But inside it is pretty spectacular and more interesting than many cathedrals we've seen in Europe. It has fantastic fan vaulting and a series of chapels around the edge - one supposedly containing a Rubens. The church has a particular... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Completed in 1640, St. Eustache is too late to be called Renaissance but it is nevertheless pretty spectacular. The vaulted ceilings are wonderful. The individual sanctuaries around the perimeter beautiful, and the stained glass good, if not great. Well worth a detour while visiting Les Halles.

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Canberra
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A chapel has been on the site since Les Halles was a walled town close to Paris, but the cathedral didn't appear until the 16th Century. The church has a Gothic structure with Renaissance detail. The church follows a ground plan similar to that of the Notre-Dame Cathedral with a nave of five bays and a choir aisle with 24... More

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Osmets
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Immediately next to Les Halle's so easy access despite the redevelopment of Les Halle's. Externally stunning, superb flying buttresses in two directions, a glory to mediaeval masons. Internally architecturally light columns, beautiful tracery, interesting chapels, just a great building. Beware st. Eustache does need some TLC. Cleaning the pictures, paintwork etc would engender a church to surpass Notre Dame in... More

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My favorite church in Paris. I can't really say why, maybe it is because it is that different from all other churches in Paris, maybe because it is peaceful unlike most of the other churches, maybe because I had the opportunity to hear its organ in one of my visits. In any case, it is totally recommended to visit it... More

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Udine, Italy
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are walking in Paris this Church worth a visit. It is not so much visited so you can admire its particular architecture in peace. Very imponent and beautiful. Like others churches in paris it have a lot multicolor stained glass windows It is very adviced.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

St Eustache is a place of superlatives, filled with historical events and important personages . For example, its famous organ has 8000 pipes and is purported to be the largest in France. The church is home to several impressive paintings by Rubens. Built between the 16th and 17th centuries, desecrated during the French revolution and re- built since then ,... More

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