Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, Paris

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St. Geneviève was responsible for saving Paris from the Huns in 451 CE, and her shrine in Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont has been a popular place of pilgrimage ever since. The church as it stands dates from between 1492 and 1626, and is a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles. The Renaissance rood screen is the sole survivor from its era left in the city. Take the guesswork out of planning a Paris vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This church is an absolutely stunning gem, practically hiding behind the Panthéon. The external architecture could rival most major cathedrals, but it's the inside that's most amazing. The church hous...  more »
  • St. Ettienne, near the Pantheon, is a magnificent church that was originally erected where St. Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris was interred. The beautiful interior choir screen dates from 16th ce...  more »
  • The architecture is so interesting inside and has tombs of very famous people in back on the right side. Light a candle and take photos.  more »
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  • We were heading to the Pantheon, when this magnificent church came out in front of us. Too pity we didn t have time to visit it entirely, it is very underestimated.
  • Guide books will explain this church's coherent and beautiful architecture. Its reputation is justified. The rood screen (a structure intended to hide the celebration of the Mass in the chancel from parishioners in the nave) is the only one surviving in Paris, and it's most elegant. Blaise Pascal and Racine are buried here.
  • While everyone might be in the area to see the pantheon this church was worth a visit on its own. It has many different architectural elements and the relics of Saint Genevieve. In the back there were some very friendly people who invited us into a separate room to look at some very old and beautiful stained glass.
  • Beautiful church! Worth stopping by.
  • One of the lovely parish churches of Paris - make sure you go to the back of the church to see the stunning stained glass windows (among the oldest in Paris)

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