"Église Saint-Séverin" Saint Severin Church - Eglise Tip by goodfish

Saint Severin Church - Eglise, Paris: 22 reviews and 90 photos

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This lovely old Gothic church occupies the site where a pious hermit, named Séverin, was entombed in the 6th century. The original chapel built in his honor is long gone and the building you see here is the culmination of expansion/modifications to a 13th-century structure. Amazingly, it was used (or more accurately, abused) to store gunpowder and animal fodder during the French Revolution. The apse end has a double ambulatory with a collection of supporting pillars that are individually unique: no two are alike. Stained glass windows throughout range in date from 14th to 20th-century, and one of the oldest bells in Paris (1421) still peals from a medieval bell tower. Interesting vaulting, murals, gargoyles and carvings make this one well worth a stop-by.

Here is a really nice 360-degree online look at the church:


Entrance is free - see websites (below) for history, hours, service times, etc.

Address: 1, rue des Prêtres Saint Séverin
othercontact: http://www.saint-severin.com
Phone: +33 1 42 34 93 50
Website: http://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71119/Église-Saint-Séverin

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  • Updated Jan 11, 2014
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