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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 #60 of 750 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Every Sunday at 5:30 pm. there is a free organ concert at Saint Eustache church on 2 Impasse Saint Eustache. A variety of composers are highlighted each time. Bach was the selected piece the evening my friend and I attended. What a nice way to sit and wonder and listen to various music. A nice addition was the art exhibit... More

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Tokyo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Book recommended as top choice. Although it's a lovely old cathedral, it's highly deteriorated and feels abandoned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were wandering around the Pompidu centre area and found this cathedral by accident. It was amazing. Not as ornate and flashy as Notre Dame but was a more heart-felt experience. My favorite cathedral of Paris!

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