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Eglise Saint-Severin, Paris

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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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  • It is one of the oldest Gothic Style church that remains standing on the left bank in the middle of Quartier Latin. The Roman Catholic Church’s tower has the oldest bell in Paris (15th century). The c...  more »
  • They were playing the organ when we were there. There is a beautiful twisted pillar in the apse you have to see. Also lots of stained glass in the clerestory windows. This place is beautiful and seren...  more »
  • Church of St Severin is located in the Latin quarter, at rue de Prjetr-Saint-Severin. The Church seemed excellent: strict architectural appearance, majestic and modest Interior. In the Church were in the evening, during his walks through the Latin quarter ... Were the only visitors. For this reason, leisurely and fun reviewed Church thoroughly. Construction of the Church is connected with the XII-XV centuries, the history of the Church cannot fail to respect ... The name of the Church gave the monk-hermit Saint-Severin, Saint Severin, who lived on the territory of Paris, in the 6th century. It seems that every part of Paris itself-live witness an interesting and varied history of Paris.
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  • We got here before the Notre Dam but it was indeed as beautiful as any other gorgeous churches of romanticism
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • must seeing beautiful arctecture inside
  • Beautiful from the outside