"Église Saint-Eustache - Interior" Saint Eustache Church - Eglise Tip by MM212

Saint Eustache Church - Eglise, Paris: 31 reviews and 66 photos

  The rib vaulted ceiling of St Eustache - Nov 2010
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  • The rib vaulted ceiling of St Eustache - Nov 2010 - Paris
      The rib vaulted ceiling of St Eustache - Nov 2010
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      The apse of St Eustache - Nov 2010
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      The interior - Nov 2010
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  • Gothic & Renaissance details - Nov 2010 - Paris
      Gothic & Renaissance details - Nov 2010
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The massive interior of Église Saint-Eustache is nearly as impressive as the Notre-Dame de Paris. It measures 105 metres in length by 43 metres in width, and rises to a lofty 33-metre height. It consists of five aisles, flanked by richly decorated side chapels, and harmoniously blends Renaissance and Gothic styles, rarely seen elsewhere. The rib vaulted ceiling is quite remarkable, while the pipe organ is the largest in Paris. The church was consecrated in 1640 after just over a century of construction work, and it became the royal chapel thereafter. It was the site of royal and noble baptisms, weddings, and funerals.

Address: rue du Jour/rue Rambuteau, Paris 1er
Phone: +33 1 42 36 31 05
Website: http://www.saint-eustache.org

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  • Updated Nov 26, 2010
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