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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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  • We stopped by here on the way to the Luxembourg Gardens. What a wonderful church! Unfortunately, it appears that it is in need of repair. But that did not detract from the beautify of the architecture...  more »
  • If you need some shadow or a short rest you can take a quick look at this church. There is no fee and there are several metro stations nearby.  more »
  • I stayed in a wonderful hotel in paris's 17 th arrondissement for two weeks and I can't praise the hotel staff enough. They were so warm and accommodating I felt like I was with family. The hotel was ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful cathedral with some modern day connections (Da Vinci Code).
  • A beautiful church that many people forget about... it's a pity.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Undergoing interior construction.