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Church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont

Local name: Eglise Saint-Étienne-du-Mont

The church of Saint Stephen on the Hill is located in the vicinity of the Pantheon, on the hill of Saint Genowefa, the patron saint of Paris. Her relics are kept there. The temple was built in the style of Flemish flaming Gothic. In the interior divided by columns you can see spirally twisted stone stairs. There are also gravestones of two Polish students from the 16th century who died while studying at the Sorbonne.

The church was built on the grounds given by monks from the monastery of Saint Genowefa in the 15th century. It was completed in the 16th century. The late Gothic building then received a Renaissance facade with a portal supported by curly columns. The main part of the temple is built in the style of Flemish flaming Gothic. It is characterized by numerous bolted columns and stairs and intricate stonework.

The interior of the church is quite harsh. Above the central nave there is a lectorium surrounded by a carved stone balustrade, which is accessed by a twisted staircase. In the side chapel you can see the sarcophagus with the relics of Saint Genowefa. Her image also adorns the stained glass window.


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    Place Sainte-Geneviève 75005 Paris , France