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Eglise Saint-Severin

#146 of 1,107 things to do in Paris
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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Address: Rue des Pretres-St-Severin | Quartier Latin, Paris, France
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+33 1 42 34 93 50
11:00 - 19:30
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This beautiful Gothic cathedral once served as the main church for the...

This beautiful Gothic cathedral once served as the main church for the entire Left Bank.

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Small, Wonderful

No crowds, intimate, beautiful. Abstract stained glass is breathtaking. This is a quiet little gem. A respite.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No crowds, intimate, beautiful. Abstract stained glass is breathtaking. This is a quiet little gem. A respite.

Thank arts20th
Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wouldn't have found this gem had we not stayed a few blocks away. On our way to our favorite cafe, we would pass by this little church. After passing it for a couple of times, we decided to go in for a peek. It is small ,but,impressive. The architecture was beautiful and coupled with the silence..it was really something.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I agree with everyone else's review, this is an outstanding building with outstanding structure. A must go to.

Thank Joanna W
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

While walking down to the Left bank from our apartment, i spotted some roofs that looked odd. I looked through a fence and found the grounds to what looked like an old abbey. We went around the corner and found a church on a quiet little street. After we walked in I was amazed at the amount of glass windows... More 

Thank Mike H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Building began in the 13th century and it took three centuries to complete! It is one of the oldest churches that remains standing on the Left Bank. It wasn't open when I went by. Sad face. Interesting story: the burial ground of the church (now a garden) was the site of the first operation for gallstones in 1474...not a typo.... More 

Thank Linda B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

It is one of the oldest Gothic Style church that remains standing on the left bank in the middle of Quartier Latin. The Roman Catholic Church’s tower has the oldest bell in Paris (15th century). The church is in 10 minutes walking distance from the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Thank Rubaiyat E S
Highland Village, Texas
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

They were playing the organ when we were there. There is a beautiful twisted pillar in the apse you have to see. Also lots of stained glass in the clerestory windows. This place is beautiful and serene in the hubbub of the Latin Quarter.

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Leek, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Heading through the latin quarter on the way for a kebab the sides of this church caught my eye. We decided to go inside and see if it was as beautiful as I hoped it might be. It doesnt take your breath away like Sainte Chappele but the windows are still beautiful.The ceilings were higher than I expected from the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Just around the corner from the Notre-Dame Cathedral, it's a great place to stop while in the area. Both times I was there, it was quiet and a nice break from the bustle of the city outside.

Thank Sarah H
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is usually not part of "must see" cathedrals in Paris, but if you like a quiet church where you can walk in and experience a rather unique apse area, do go here. It is just a few blocks from Shakespeare book store and near many restaurants. There is gorgeous twisting pillar of apse area.

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