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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Paris holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Eglise Saint-Severin and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If you are in the Latin Quarter then you need to stop in and see this. The columns are amazing and the stained glass is spectacular. We have never seen anything like it. Highly recommend.  more »
  • Church of Gothic style, with an impressive collection of polychrome stained-glass windows. Not very known place but which deserves to be visited.
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  • A few minutes from Notre-Dame this is a lovely church with few visitors. Modern glass sits well in the medieval setting. There are multi lingual guidebooks all through the church.  more »
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  • Beautiful church.
  • 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.
  • We got here before the Notre Dam but it was indeed as beautiful as any other gorgeous churches of romanticism
  • must seeing beautiful arctecture inside

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