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"The church of Saint Eustache" Paroisse Saint-Eustache Tip by sim1

Paroisse Saint-Eustache, Paris: 31 reviews and 66 photos

  Saint Eustache
by sim1

It was an unlucky day for me to visit the church of St-Eustache as a (rock) concert rehearsal was going on. Parts of the church were prohibited because of a special light and music show to be held that evening. And I was almost wishing for a set of ear-plugs, as the music was so loud. In short, the church didn't live up to its expectations due to all of this. I am sure it is a lovely church to visit under normal circumstances, but not on this particular day.

The church (build 1532 to 1637) has a renaissance interior although its architecture on the inside is gothic. Most striking are the pillars, arches and its choir. The stained glass windows in the choir are made after drawings of Philippe de Champaigne. On Sundays at 15:30 in the afternoon you can listen to organ music, something I have on my wish list for a next visit to Paris. The church of St-Eustache is open to the public from 9:30 to 19:00.

Address: 2, Rue du Jour, 75001 Paris
Directions: Between Les Halles and the Bourse of Commerce
Phone: 01 40 26 47 99

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 12, 2006
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