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Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, Paris

Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, Paris

Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is a church in Paris located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève in the 5th arrondissement (Latin Quarter). It has eclectic architecture styles – Flamboyant, Gothic and Renaissance – that work well together. The interior offers an array of striking elements, including gorgeous stained-glass windows; a stunning shrine to the patron saint of Paris, Saint Genevieve; and a baroque 17th-century pulpit with a sculpture of Samson bearing the weight of the barrel. But it is the rood screen that is the most prominent feature of this very old church.

This type of screen, a common element in late medieval architecture, is an ornate partition between the chancel and the nave. Saint-Etienne-du-Mont has the only rood left in Paris. It features finely carved stone and a spiral staircase on both sides. The railing displays stone lace that has been carved in limestone.

The church also contains the tomb of Blaise de Vigenere, of Blaise Pascal and of Jean Racine. Jean-Paul Marat, the famous physician of the French Revolution, is buried in the church's cemetery. The sculpted tympanum, known as the "Stoning of Saint Stephen", is the work of French sculptor Gabriel-Jules Thomas.

Huysmans described the church in the Connecting (1895) as one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. Free to tour, it is still a functioning church – so please dress appropriately and respect those there to pray.

Opening Hours:
[During School Term] Mon: 6:30pm-7:30pm; Wed: 8:45am-10pm; Thu-Fri: 8:45am-7:45pm; Sat: 8:45am-12am / 2pm-7:45pm; Sun: 8:45am-12:15am / 2:30pm-7:45pm
[School Holidays] Thu-Sat: 10am-12am / 4pm-7:45pm; Sun: 10am-12am / 4:30pm-7:45pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Saint-Étienne-du-Mont
Sight Location: Paris, France
Sight Type: Religious
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Create Your Own Walk in Paris

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Creating your own self-guided walk in Paris is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Royal Paris Walking Tour

Royal Paris Walking Tour

The capital of France is made up of 20 administrative districts, commonly referred to as “arrondissements”. The 1st arrondissement of Paris sits mainly on the right bank of the River Seine and is the home of royal palaces and lush gardens. This self guided walk explores Jardin des Tuileries, Palais-Royal, La Conciergerie and many other prominent sights.

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Latin Quarter Walking Tour

Latin Quarter Walking Tour

The 5th arrondissement of Paris, also known as the Latin Quarter, is the city's oldest neighborhood. Its name came from the Middle Ages due to the presence of universities where Latin was commonly spoken by students and members of the clergy. Aside from several beautiful Medieval churches that are well worth a visit, the presence of said universities and students also brought some lively...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Le Marais Walking Tour

Le Marais Walking Tour

The district known to locals as "Le Marais" used to be a bourgeois area in the past and a major center of the Paris Jewish community that still exists today. Here, you will find different bookshops specializing in Jewish books, restaurants with traditional Jewish food and a synagogue. As one of the hippest neighborhoods in the city, it also has no shortage of narrow medieval streets,...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

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The French Revolution had a huge impact on France's history as it gave rise to a radical democratic republic and resulted in violence during the infamous "Reign of Terror". Even though many of Paris' buildings were damaged in the course of the Revolution, the sites they occupied – which you can find on this self-guided walk – are of a great historical value today. Take your...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 Km or 4.5 Miles
Champs-Elysees Nightlife

Champs-Elysees Nightlife

A haven for the arts in Europe, with its influence felt worldwide, Paris boasts a steady stream of visitors to its fine city. After dark, guests to the City of Light can enjoy a multitude of great nightlife establishments that is sure to appeal to anyone looking for a hot night on the town. Whether its live DJs spinning intense electronic beats or a live acoustic jazz band you’re looking for...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
City Center Nightlife

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A haven for the arts in Europe, with its influence felt worldwide, Paris boasts a steady stream of visitors to its fine city. After dark, guests to the City of Light can enjoy a multitude of great nightlife establishments that is sure to appeal to anyone looking for a hot night on the town. Whether its live DJs spinning intense electronic beats or a live acoustic jazz band you’re looking for...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles

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