Église Saint-Eustache
Église Saint-Eustache
4.5
Churches & Cathedrals
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9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
About
This huge cathedral represents a transition between Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
How to get there
  • Les Halles • 2 min walk
  • Châtelet – Les Halles • 3 min walk
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Amanda
Banstead, UK223 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
If you like the French baroque operas composed by Rameau, then visit this church in the middle of 1eme as it is where he was laid to rest. A beautiful & peaceful building. Recommended.
Written 30 November 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,307 contributions
Oct 2022
There is some exterior construction work being done but enough is visible to appreciate its fine architecture. The church has its roots in the 13th century. Admire the flying buttresses and the gargoyles. Saint Eustace was a Roman general who converted to Christianity.
Written 12 November 2022
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Jonas A
Stockholm, Sweden929 contributions
Aug 2022
Saint Eustache is a large church near Les Halles and should not be missed. The high ceilings, the elaborate paintings and brightly colored widows are very impressive. Don’t come near Les Halles without at least one visit to Saint Eustache.
Written 5 November 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,625 contributions
Jun 2022
Great gothic cathedral that worked as a parish church for the Les Halles market area, so much so that there are chapels inside for the merchants. It is very grand and towers over the neighborhood.
Written 8 October 2022
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,671 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
While strolling through the center of Paris on a Sunday morning, we happened to witness a beautiful Sunday mass in this stunning catholic church with a renaissance interior. The translucent light streaming through the stained glass windows had a total ethereal effect, no wonder the 2019 Easter Mass at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was relocated to Saint-Eustache after the Notre-Dame de Paris fire. Louis XIV had his First Communion here in 1649, Cardinal Richelieu, Madame de Pompadour and Molière were all baptized here and Mozart held his mother's funeral here. Part of the west façade including the unfinished tower is covered by scaffolding, presumably getting spruced up for the 2024 Olympics. Free entry.
Written 7 October 2022
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ9,700 contributions
Sep 2021
Eglise Saint Eustache is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. It is truly gorgeous inside and out, and is worthy of the praise. Exterior is French Gothic -- interior is French Renaissance. Construction took over 100 years from 1532 to 1637. Rebuilt in 1754. Organ has over 8,000 pipes. Especially liked the beautiful colored pillars throughout the building.
Written 12 August 2022
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Avidesh
County Durham, UK494 contributions
Jun 2022
Stunning architecture inside and outside that span 3 centuries. Variations in architecture from the different centuries are fantastic.
Written 27 June 2022
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1girl_1passport
Vancouver, Canada1,041 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
The Eglise Saint-Eustache in the heart of Les Halles is one of the most visited churches in Paris.

Very easy to get from the metro, great area to walk around, take photos and explore.

It is known for its unusually large dimensions, which make it seem more like a cathedral than a church, and the wealth of art works it houses.

The church was built in 1532 and subsequently restored in 1840, and therefore uses a variety of styles: the façade is Gothic, while the interior is in the Renaissance and classical styles.

The organ of Saint-Eustache is the biggest pipe organ in France, and its resident organist gives a free concert on Sunday afternoons.

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of classical music, the church hosts performances all year round by symphony orchestras and choral ensembles such as Chœurs de Radio France and the Orchestre National de France; its concerts feature on the programme of prestigious festivals like the Festival d’Automne à Paris and Paris Quartier d’Été.
Written 15 June 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,625 contributions
May 2022
This is a huge gothic cathedral that was built in the markets quarter. It has traditionally served the neighborhood around the market and there are chapels inside that are set for the market workers. It is a very big church.
Written 6 June 2022
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eatlocal1ofakind
Minneapolis, MN687 contributions
May 2022
Wow, this is a big church. We happened upon it on a walk back from Le Marais. The architecture is quite unique and the art inside is something to behold. There is Pieta and an ornate alter. But, unless you are paying attention you will miss the piece tucked upfront on a side alter. A beautifully restore Peter Paul Ruebens painting.
Written 22 May 2022
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