Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris

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Tour Saint-Jacques, a World Heritage Site, is all that remains of the 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, the meeting place in Paris for pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compestela. Take a guided tour of the Flamboyant Gothic tower, where you can climb the 300 stairs to the top for great views of Paris and some interesting historical information. At the base, notice the statue of Blaise Pascal, a 17th-century scientist and philosopher rumored to have conducted experiments on atmospheric pressure from the top of this tower. Put Tour Saint-Jacques and other Paris attractions into our Paris online holiday planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Tour Saint-Jacques-the tower that has been preserved since 1523, the former belfry of the former church of Saint-Jacques-la-Boucheri... The Church has not experienced the revolutionary events of the late XVIII century, the church bell tower in this sense luckier. Tour Saint-Jacques, built in the style of "flaming" Gothic, certainly an interesting historical and architectural monument of Paris...
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  • Beautiful Gothic art building. Departure point for Santiago de Compostela. Beautiful legacy of our ancestors and time when symbols made sense.
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  • It is such a wonderful surprise to find this tower in the middle of the city, surrounded by a small park and silent - just a memory of a church that used to be there, a reminder of how the French Revolution changed the city forever
  • Not very much know, interesting locate in the heart of Psris
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