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Eglise Saint-Severin, Paris

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Architectural Building Religious Site
Named after Séverin of Paris, a devout hermit who lived on the banks of the River Seine during the first half of the fifth century, Eglise Saint-Severin sprang up over his tomb in the 13th century. Over the years, priests commissioned several additions to the Gothic church, offering visitors a kind of tour through architectural history. Today, the site boasts the oldest bell in Paris, cast in 1412. It's also known for its flamboyant rose window above the west entrance, as well as several other ancient stained-glass windows. Be sure to see the church's unusual pillar, crafted to look like a palm tree. Plan to visit Eglise Saint-Severin during your Paris vacation using our convenient Paris vacation route planner.
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  • virturally no crowds, intimate, beautiful. Stained glass is breathtaking. This is a quiet little gem. A place to rest and a cool place on a hot day.  more »
  • No crowds, intimate, beautiful. Abstract stained glass is breathtaking. This is a quiet little gem. A respite.  more »
  • We wouldn't have found this gem had we not stayed a few blocks away. On our way to our favorite cafe, we would pass by this little church. After passing it for a couple of times, we decided to go in f...  more »
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  • We got here before the Notre Dam but it was indeed as beautiful as any other gorgeous churches of romanticism
  • We debated between Saint Severin and Cathédrale Notre-Dame for midnight mass and opted to avoid the crowd. While it is a smaller cathedral, it is no less beautiful. The stained glass was exquisite and the art work was beautiful. Since it was midnight mass, the choir was amazing and sang a wonderful collection of hymns. They were accompanied by the incredible organ that sits above the entrance of the church. Even if you don't attend service here, it is well worth visiting.
  • This is a must see. Located near the Panteon with students having lunch while sititing on a paved square, this renaissance gem offers beautiful and unique architecture, detailed stone carving work and beautiful stained glass windowe. As well a peace and quiet. So happy to have the opportunity to walk in and spend a couple of minutes inside. Must repeat every time when in Paris, my beloved town.
  • must seeing beautiful arctecture inside
  • Beautiful from the outside