"Saint Etienne du Mont and the Panthéon" Saint-Etienne-du-Mont Tip by Confucius
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These two attractions are located next to each other and are a short walk south of Notre Dame.
Saint Etienne du Mont is a 16th century church and the Panthéon was also originally built as a church. OK, so you've already seen enough churches in Paris but I promise you this will be the last and the interior of Saint Etienne du Mont is really spectacular.
Another thing these two structures have in common is that they both claim crpyts containing famous French people. Blaise Pascal and Jean Racine are buried somewhere in Saint Etienne du Mont and the Panthéon has a host of historical heros including Marie Curie, Victor Hugo, and Voltaire.
On August 23, 1997 Pope John Paul II performed a mass at the church of St. Etienne du Mont while in Paris for World Youth Day celebrations. A small sign near the front of the church commemorates his visit.
Directions: Métro: Cardinal Lemoine or Luxembourg
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