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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. Put Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont into our Paris trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If you identify the purpose of the Pantheon, it's hard not to pass by the Church. The spectacular Gothic rear, very beautiful inside-there is something to see. And the tomb of St. Genevieve-main relic of the Church.
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  • It is a beautiful gothic church belonging to the half and half to the Renaissance style. Located just behind the Pantheon in the Latin quarter in Sainte Etienne du Mont are deposited the relics of Saint Genevieve, patroness of Paris, but more importantly contains the remains of the French philosopher Pascal. I was impressed by the beautiful stained glass Windows and the altar so finished looking like a lace! The Church is open on weekdays from 8 am to 19.30, while it is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Truly worthy of being visited on the inside!
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  • Among the many churches that make Paris an architectural treasure, it is undeniable that, located on the mountain Ste Geneviève, close to the famous Pantheon, St Etienne of the Mont is part of sites to visit. With its Renaissance, Gothic and flamboyant styles, this Church turns out be an inimitable architectural masterpiece. The façade is a beauty, the portal also and the unexpected stairs. Can not not to mention the superb jube in white marble, nor the Chair, which is impressive by its beauty. Lovers of organ music can only be highly attracted to hear this amazing Church.
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  • Such a beautiful church. Apparently completed in the 1600s.
  • Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, just next to the Pantheon is the burial place for the patron saint of Paris, Sainte-Geneviève. My guide shared that Geneviève helped calm a panic-stricken town on the impending attack of Attila the Hun and urge them to stay and pray. Turns out the strategy worked, and Attila’s army bypassed Paris and left it untouched. Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is also popular for its place in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Sitting on this very steps, I counted down till midnight and hopeful that I too might be transported back to the roaring 20s. After what seemed like forever, it got too cold, my walking tour was moving on and I thought maybe time-travel could wait a little longer.
  • We came upon this place by accident while walking from the Pantheon, and I am glad we found it. While the outside is stunning the inside was absolutely amazing. Definitely worth seeing.
  • A nice church that's not on the standard list of must-see locations in Paris, but certainly worth a stop if you're already visiting the Pantheon. In any other city it would be noteworthy, but in a city that also features Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, and Sainte Chapelle, it doesn't stand out, which is nice if you're looking for a place that isn't overrun by tourists.
  • A small atmospheric church full of feeling. I always light a candle there