Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris

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Tour Saint-Jacques, a World Heritage Site, is all that remains of the 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, the meeting place in Paris for pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compestela. Take a guided tour of the Flamboyant Gothic tower, where you can climb the 300 stairs to the top for great views of Paris and some interesting historical information. At the base, notice the statue of Blaise Pascal, a 17th-century scientist and philosopher rumored to have conducted experiments on atmospheric pressure from the top of this tower. Put Tour Saint-Jacques and other Paris attractions into our Paris online holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We passed the tower on the way to the Louvre. It was something that caught my eye since it was really tall and very eye catching. There was also a statue at the base of the tower. There was also a...  more »
  • This is a beautiful tower within the square of the same name, it was actually part of a church that was destroyed during the french Revolution, still it, makes there most amazing piccies.  more »
  • We took taxi to Saint-Jacques Tower (St James's tower) which is what remained of the ancient St James the Greater church which was demolished during the French Revolution. It is located within a...  more »
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  • Disappointing. We wanted mainly to see the views from the top of the tower. The only way to get to the top of the tower is to take the guided tour, which costs 10 euros per person. We knew that the tour would be in French, and our French is poor, but we expected to have sufficient time at the top of the tower to compensate. In the event, the total time of the tour was 55 minutes, of which 15 minutes was spent getting up and down the steps, and 30 minutes of talking by the guide in various rooms on the way up. That left only 10 minutes to enjoy the views at the top. Not nearly long enough, and frustrating because the views are spectacular. Only recommended to people with good French and a strong interest in the history of the tower.
  • Stunning. Lots of steps. Tour was only in French when we went. Great views, cool history. A little off the tourist path. Amazing place, highly recommend.
  • A nice central park to rest for a short rest specially when your legs suffer for the all day Paris tour. Locals prefer it and keep it clean and modest. The tower is another Gothic remnant of Paris history, still very attractive specially from all the long boulevards of Paris. Take your break here. It's nice
  • A small park for you to get some rest before continuing your Paris tour. Drinking fountains were not working when we visited and it was hottest day in 2019. Structure in the middle of the park impressive though.
  • This place is amazing. The tour is in French only but you're given a brochure guide for other languages. If you don't speak French you may not get much out of the tour. The climb up the tower is tiring. However, once to the top the view is amazing. No crowds, no loud international tourists, mostly French tourists. The cost is 10 euros per person.

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