Eglise Saint-Sulpice, Paris

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Known for its iconic facade with mismatched towers, Eglise 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 Eglise 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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  • This is a renaissance church, at least in layout, as it took 100s of year to complete it. Inside there are murals by Delacroix detailing rather unknown parts of the bible. There is a handy information...  more »
  • Great church with extraordinary organ, large side chapels well decorated. Beautiful facade, in very austere, with hundreds and hundreds of chairs aligned, central altar which, depending on the number of these use a side or the opposite. Beautiful fonts created by Pigall with two valve of giant clam
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  • outside this church is beautiful, highlighted by the square with the fountain, when we go in, we discovered a church dilapidated in State of abandonment, pretty frescoes very damaged, of works by delacroix on entering the 1st on the right chapelle.je have no find serenity in this place in suffering
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  • The organ and singing when we visited at about 4 PM on a Tuesday were excellent. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • Made famous by the book "The Da Vinci Code", this church also stands on it's own. Worth the effort to see it. Close to a Metro station.
  • I usually like more gothic churches, but this one has its own charm. I suggest to spend some time to look at the sculptures and the paintings in here before running away to the next tourist attraction
  • A beautiful old church in the heart of Paris. I highly recommend attending a service to hear the magnificent Organ.
  • Even if I'm a muslim, I love the churches architecture, I visited a large number of it, and each one is specific, and deserves to be seen at least on time, like this church Saint-Suplice in Paris. There is a lot of churches and cathedrals in Paris, and each one has it story, it architecture, it feature, and this one was a main destination during my stay in Paris, I really recommend it for the tourist and lover of architecture.
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