"la Tour Saint-Jacques" Tour St-Jacques Tip by MM212

Tour St-Jacques, Paris: 11 reviews and 27 photos

  la Tour Saint-Jacques - Nov 2010
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  • Top of la Tour St Jacques, Sep 2007 - Paris
      Top of la Tour St Jacques, Sep 2007
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  • Eastern façade - Nov 2010 - Paris
      Eastern façade - Nov 2010
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      Gothic details of the upper part - Oct 2009
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  • Statues crowning Tour St Jacques - Oct 2009 - Paris
      Statues crowning Tour St Jacques - Oct 2009
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La Tour Saint-Jacques is an early 16th century Gothic-style tower in the heart of Paris. It is all that remains from the church, église Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie, which must have been a Gothic beauty if its bell tower is any indication. Although the church was demolished at the end of the 18th century, the tower was fortunately saved. It has become a symbol of this part of Paris, and in recent years underwent much needed restoration that returned it to its former glory (ended in 2008). The tower is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped park, known as Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, which offers a respite from the busy streets around it.

Address: Square de la Tour St-Jacques, Paris 4e
Directions: Metro Chatelet

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 4, 2010
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