We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

St. Etienne du Mont

#49 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Place Ste. Genevieve, Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 43 54 11 79
08:45 - 12:15
14:00 - 19:45
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 08:45 - 12:15
14:00 - 19:45
Tue - Fri 08:45 - 19:45
Sat 02:00 - 19:45

This 16th-century cathedral is a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic...

This 16th-century cathedral is a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Paris Latin Quarter Night Walking Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 535 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 118
  • 61
    Very good
  • 8
  • 0
  • 0
Stumbled upon it!

Went in search of the Pantheon and this beautiful church was right behind it. It contains the shrine of St. Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The interior was unlike any... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Linda B
Raleigh, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

535 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 187: English reviews
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
373 reviews
281 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in search of the Pantheon and this beautiful church was right behind it. It contains the shrine of St. Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris. The interior was unlike any interior of any church I'd ever visited. So big and bright inside. It contains the only rood screen left in Paris. I would definitely say...don't miss visiting if you're... More 

Thank Linda B
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened on this church on the way to visit the Pantheon. I knew nothing about it, but it was open and interesting looking (exterior a real mish-mash of architecture). I am so glad I did. The interior is quite remarkable with soaring, swirling catwalks and filled with light even on an overcast day. Some notable figures of French history... More 

Thank YMuchoMas
Paris, France
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of a last church to have a "jubé".(kinf of gallery cutting the liturgic part from the public part) It is the only one in Paris. The church has been modified along time wich makes it the most eclectic one of Paris.Very nice to visit.

Thank Oliver M
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of he most beautiful interiors I have seen in a cathedral, the attention to detail is amazing and like all cathedrals I have visited in Paris it is free to enter.

Thank Laurence A
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very beautiful and historical. We loved every thing about this church and it's surroundings. Must go in if you are nearby,

Thank DRU150
London, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This gem features an unusual façade, combining various architectural styles, Baroque, Gothic & Renaissance; all in all, striking & attractive. Tucked around the corner from its more famous neighbour, The Pantheon, it's well worth visiting. The ornately carved rood screen, dating from the 1500s, is basically an immense pulpit, separating the church's chancel from its nave. Outside you'll find the... More 

Thank Morstan
Level Contributor
75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The historical core of Paris doesn't lack churches one bit. But amongst all the Gothic cathedrals, this Gothic-turned-Renaissance masterpiece is something to behold. St. Etienne du Mont is amazing, inside and out. From the beautiful Renaissance portal in the front, to the vitrages and intricately carved spiral staircases on the inside, there is much to please the eye here. Regardless... More 

Thank SunnyAndBeautiful
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone in my husbands family had all their sacraments here. It is perfectly restored and maintained. Took a photo on the same steps his parents were married on in 1950.

Thank Rosanneff
Denver, CO
Level Contributor
145 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have visited a lot of churches in Europe, and along with the Cologne Cathedral, and St Bavo's Cathedral this was one of the top 3 churches we visited. Absolutely beautiful inside.

Thank Garfieldluvr
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Not as big or impressive as the pantheon but make sure you don't forget to visit this church, the interior makes it well worth a visit

Thank Chris L

Travellers who viewed St. Etienne du Mont also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France

Been to St. Etienne du Mont? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from St. Etienne du Mont staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighbourhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
Explore this neighbourhood