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Tour Saint-Jacques

| Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, 75004 Paris, France
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| Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, 75004 Paris, France
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Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Tour Saint-Jacques stands alone in the middle of a little garden of the same name. A tower in the flamboyant Gothic style, built between 1509 and 1523, the Tour Saint-Jacques is the only remaining vestige of the Eglise Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie built in 1797. This sanctuary...More

2  Thank yvesganansia
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Saint-Jacques Tower is located in a small park and is one of the few green spaces near Île de la Cité. It’s quite a nice spot to spot to eat your lunch if you have something packed in your bag and you are checking out...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Set in the trendy Marais District, this tower seems out of place. It is like a step back in time and for that reason worth seeing. It is in a cute park-like setting with playground equipment for children under a certain weight! Great photo op.

Thank Bellinghamsters
Reviewed February 14, 2016

The Saint-Jacques Tower is located in the middle of a lovely little park near the Chatelet Metro station. This stunningly beautiful Gothic tower is all that remains of the former Saint-Jacques Church, which was destroyed during the French Revolution. The tower, with its highly detailed,...More

1  Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed February 10, 2016

The remains of the former church of “Saint James of the butchery”, which was demolished during the French Revolution, is a recognizable historic landmark that can be seen from far away. It is a 52 meters high Gothic tower, richly decorated, built in the early...More

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

The second you see the tower in the middle of the square, you know there's more to the story. A little research shows that the bell tower is all that remains of the church destroyed during the revolution. The site is now considered a national...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was here that I received my last stamp for my Camino Santiago de Compoststella Certificate.. This was the original starting point in France for the Camino on the way to Spain; Notre Dame de Paris being the next. There is a green hut with...More

Thank SilvrboxtrYorbaLinda
Reviewed September 24, 2015

From the station Hotel de Ville only 3 minutes by walk. The amazing tower is surrounded with the small public park where is quickly wifi.

Thank PinkConverse
Reviewed September 6, 2015

Wonderful tower from the past. In the heart of the centre, it deserves a bit of your time to be seen.

Thank Davide G
Reviewed September 4, 2015

The tower is the only remaining part of an old church. It is open for visits in the summer. I recommend the effort in going up 300 steps. You will learn more about the history of the tower, and see views from the top that...More

1  Thank Elisabeth P
Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris,
Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but
the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it
houses the main shopping mall, which nestles
underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and
international restaurants coupled with beautiful
churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
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