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Eglise Saint-Paul Saint-Louis

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Saint Paul Saint Louis parish. French Baroque church built between 1627 and 1641. Church of the Jesuits in Paris until 1762 then Génovéfains chapel and royal parish since 1802. Paintings of Delacroix, Jacques de Létin , Simon Vouet . Germain Pilon...more
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99 rue Saint Antoine, 75004 Paris, France
Le Marais
+33 1 42 72 30 32
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

The Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis is a beautiful baroque church built between 1627 and 1641 by the Jesuits with the financial assistance of Louis XIII (1601-1643). She takes over from St. Louis chapel built in 1580 by Cardinal Charles de Bourbon, founder of the professed house of the...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

A big parish church in the heart of the Marais. It's a little too dark for my tastes, but has important art and decorations.

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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Previous reviewer said average !, did they go in. ?. I thought this church was outstanding, with its enormous chandeliers and other beautiful lights...it’s side chapels were ornate , filled with art and statues. Seemed to be in better condition that a lot of other...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Quaint church in Marais . I dropped in on my way to my apt, Nothing special. There is some history about this church that is interesting.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We were walking around the 4ème and came across the church. Definitely worth walking into. The original was built in the 600s.

Thank Prep D
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Everywhere you walk in Paris' historic neighborhoods you are bound to find a nice church. This one is no exception and has nice interiors that are worth your attention for a while.

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Stumbled upon this beautiful Catholic Church, spend some time exploring and enjoying the incredible detail and art work of a bygone era.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Not noted in any guides we stumbled upon the church while aiming for another destination. The ceilings are just beautiful and in many places of the world this would be classed as a cathedral, but in Paris you are spoilt for choice. Make sure you...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Impossible to miss right next to a metro stop in the 4th, it's not the most spectacular out of the many, many historic churches in Paris, but very soothing and beautiful nonetheless. Has some nice historical information (in English) on the building available inside.

Thank André F
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A smaller gothic church was nice to walk in and see.. there was a painting in it by Eugene Delacroix and also scratched out graffiti that said "French republic or death."

Thank ccohen45
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I attended Sunday Mass here last week. It is a beautiful, cozier-than-Notre Dame but still magnificent on its smaller scale, church. Although I didn't understand the language, I felt special and welcome being there for Mass. The small choir sounded so fantastic so I can...More

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