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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This church is famous by the Da Vinci Code. It is not particularly cute on the inside though it forms a harmonic set with the square that lies ahead for and with the source. Inside there is a gnomon. It is a line on the floor and part of a wall that has the exact address of a Meridian. There are also a couple of holes in one of the windows that make a spot of sunlight to cross the previous line just in coincidence with the noon solar (does not coincide with the clock). It has an interesting story behind that worth reading before you visit the place, especially if it is made in coincidence with the solar noon.
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  • August 13, 2017
    A little cold Church for whom we are accustomed to the Sevillian Baroque; However I recommend it for the frescoes of Delacroix, entering, first chapel on the right.
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  • August 11, 2017
    If anything, a little more than what a brilliant inside near the entrance to the Lacroix and is drawn. If you have an interest in the art of viewing is also good.
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  • July 21, 2017
    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.
  • September 2, 2017
    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
  • June 16, 2017
    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.
  • March 27, 2017
    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.
  • June 26, 2017
    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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