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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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  • Wandering through the streets behind the Panthéon, we came across this wonderfully peaceful, light-filled church. Few visitors, so plenty of time to sit and enjoy. Worth the visit! 
  • Do not rely on its kinda weird baroque façade, inside the choir is a Gothic splendor and the jube Renaissance stone is one of the most beautiful in the world. Maybe it's not the hand of Philibert Delorme, but his Bill and his originality is to this level. He is accompanied by expressive Chair (LaHyre) and a beautiful crucifix. The organ is the oldest of Paris: the must is to listen to it in concert. I heard Duruflé during my youth in Henri IV in front.
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  • Very high pillars, a very curious church; his construction had a long time, over 200 years, and is of gothique style. The facade is strange, gothique and renaissance, and stacked in tree pediments. 
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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