Eglise Saint-Severin, Paris

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Named after Séverin of Paris, a devout hermit who lived on the banks of the River Seine during the first half of the fifth century, Eglise Saint-Severin sprang up over his tomb in the 13th century. Over the years, priests commissioned several additions to the Gothic church, offering visitors a kind of tour through architectural history. Today, the site boasts the oldest bell in Paris, cast in 1412. It's also known for its flamboyant rose window above the west entrance, as well as several other ancient stained-glass windows. Be sure to see the church's unusual pillar, crafted to look like a palm tree. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Paris holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Eglise Saint-Severin and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This church is collapsing. The murals, the mosaics on the floor are very damaged. The stained glass windows are very beautiful. What made me laugh was the poster asking for money for Notre Dame. Too bad the disabled can not go: there are 4 steps in front of the equals. We could put a wooden or aluminum ramp. There's room and it wouldn't be ugly. In the church there is no walk. There are many explanations in all languages but not in French!!! Bones can be seen in an ossuary. We don't know what it is.
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  • When you enter, you are puzzled by the architecture, and also, and especially by the stained glass windows with extraordinary colors!
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  • This is an excellent stopping place as you just enter the Left Bank. We were fortunate to be there during a well attended Mass and their organ sounds wonderful. I wish I would be their for an organ concert! What I especially liked were their modern stained glass windows. They are unique and a very moving addition to this church.
  • I went here after visiting Notre Dame and the West Bank. The is a is a Roman Catholic church in the Latin Quarter of Paris. It is one of the oldest churches that remains standing on the Left Bank. The church's external features includes and flying buttresses. Its bells include the oldest one remaining in Paris. Internal features of the church include both ancient stained glass and a set of seven modern windows.
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