"St. Etienne du Mont" Saint Etienne du Mont Tip by Beausoleil
Saint Etienne du Mont, Paris: 6 reviews and 17 photos
Somehow in all our trips to Paris we hadn't visited the inside of the Pantheon so we decided to do it. On the way we walked past St. Etienne du Mont church and couldn't resist going inside. It was a gorgeous church and we were there on a sunny day so the sun coming through the stained glass windows cast glorious colored reflections on all the white stone interior.
There were two special exhibits in the cloisters. One was stained glass and was beautiful, particularly because it was set at eye level and you could get right up next to it and really examine it. If you've noticed, many artists in stained glass put contemporary street scenes in small panes that normally can't be seen in a church, but when you are right there, they are easily visible and great fun. It's almost like a photograph of medieval life.
The other exhibit was paintings by a local school group of health related services. I think it may have been a fund raiser, but the kids' art was wonderful. It was so refreshing and honest; we loved it.
This is a great stop on the way to the Pantheon or a side trip from the Luxembourg Gardens. It's on Place Sainte-Geneviève.
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