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Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, Paris

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Attended happened to be nearby, so there go yonder and corridor of the stained-glass Windows and was very clean.
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  • We have visited a lot of churches in Europe, and along with the Cologne Cathedral, and St Bavo's Cathedral this was one of the top 3 churches we visited. Absolutely beautiful inside. 
  • Not as big or impressive as the pantheon but make sure you don't forget to visit this church, the interior makes it well worth a visit 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful..., if you already going to the Pantheon go in to enjoy this beautiful church.
  • 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.
  • Superb! A delight inside and out. The bells announce mass and the organ does the rest. The architecture is classic, a unique Parisian church among the greats and not on the main tourist path.
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