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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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8:45 am - 12:15 pm
2:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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Sun 8:45 am - 12:15 pm
2:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Tue - Fri 8:45 am - 7:45 pm
Sat 2:00 am - 7:45 pm
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This 16th-century cathedral is a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic...

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

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Nice quiet church near Pantheon

Nice architecture. Has one of the last surviving screen in France. Very unique and easy to reach after visiting the pantheon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Seth W
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully built architecture, an old church with equally impressive inner decorations. Give it a shot, and it wouldn't disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice architecture. Has one of the last surviving screen in France. Very unique and easy to reach after visiting the pantheon.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, it is highly recommended for architecture. Next to the Pantheon its locations is quite tranquil

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not one of the oldest, but one of the loveliest churches in Paris. Closed Mondays and during services.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located close to the Sorbonne and the Pantheon, you shouldn't miss visiting this interesting location. Highly recommended for architecture lovers!

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a hot day the sight of a church is a promise of coolness and so we entered. We were rewarded with not only a lower temperature but with a beautiful Renaissance/baroque interior and a room of superb painted windows. We were lucky to hear a London choir rehearsing for a private evening concert. Beautiful acoustics for vocal music. Will... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Everyone loves Notre Dame or le Sacré Cœur, but give me this unique basilica any day of the week. Its transitional façade (Gothic+Renaissance) and its lacy limestone altar screen are like no other religious artwork, and the medallions and keystones in the vault overhead are exquisite. I even like to sit on the steps around the corner from the entry,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont is dedicated to Saint Stephen, the patron saint of Paris. Saint Genevieve, who saved the city from destruction by Attila the Hun, is also venerated at this church. The unusual interior features a gorgeous rood screen and a spectacular spiral staircases. The beautiful exterior, except for a 13th-century turret, is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I first encountered this church 20 years ago as an exchange student and it became my favorite church in Paris. The rood screen is incredible and unique. There are graves of several famous historical figures, including mathematician Blaise Pascal and writer Racine. The shrine to the patron saint of Paris, Sainte Genevieve, is here. The church is near the Pantheon... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I love this church with its spectacular carved stone spiral staircases. One of the more beautiful churches in Paris. In addition to Saint Genvieve, who holds a special place in the history of Paris (I suggest you read up on it), Blaise Pascal, the famous Swiss mathematician, is buried there.

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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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