Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris

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Known for its iconic facade with mismatched towers, Église Saint-Sulpice offers an unusual architectural history. It features a Romanesque foundation, a Baroque interior, and the Gnomon of St.-Sulpice--an astronomical measurement device used to determine the position of the sun in the sky. The church has a long-standing tradition of inviting talented organists to play its Great Organ, featuring an incredibly rich palette of sounds dating back to the 18th century. Inside to either side of the entrance, you'll find the two halves of an enormous shell given to King Francis I by the Venetian Republic. They serve as holy water fonts that rest on rock-like bases sculpted by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. He also sculpted the large, white marble statue of Mary in the Lady Chapel. Put Église Saint-Sulpice into our Paris tour builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Paris.
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  • What Majesty! This large church (the 2nd after Notre Dame) is "historical monument" she allows to wander, gather in its many chapels and admire all the statues and stained glass of the place.
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  • I went to see. Overwhelmed by the fountain in front of the entrance there are four great sages and into large frescoes, pipe organ, that while is still line? Or Latin will be engraved on the marble Obelisk. It was difficult to decipher.
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  • A very large church, a monumental masterpiece, animated by a nice set of lights inside. Rather well located in a pretty nice neighborhood, on a pleasant place where stands a beautiful Fountain. See for architecture and for the many domestic treasures.
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  • Noted as one of the largest churches in Paris, this is a must visit while in St Germain. Two towers and a beautiful fountain frame the outside. Inside, there is a subdued opulence and aged beauty that many will enjoy while walking around.
  • Less known than the Notre Dame (despite being featured in the Da Vinci Code), but IMO equally astonishing. Incredibly large, beautiful artwork and not overcrowded with tourists
  • Cool church known for its organ among non-religious travelers. I'd been here before I'd seen this, but have since learned Rick Steves had this featured in his video about Paris. It's also right next to one of my favorite bakeries in Paris.
  • I stumbled across this church after visiting the Luxembourg Gardens and it absolutely blew my mind. The structure's size is absolutely incredible. Inside the various alters have such beautiful artwork and it's a wonderful place to pray.
  • Known for its connection to the Da Vinci Code church. Check out the paintings to the right of the entrance, and the gnomon on the left.

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