"la Tour Saint-Jacques" Tour St-Jacques Tip by MM212
Tour St-Jacques, Paris: 11 reviews and 27 photos
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
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