Église Saint-Eustache

Église Saint-Eustache, Paris

Église Saint-Eustache
4.5
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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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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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Torey
United States54 contributions
Serenity
Oct 2021 • Couples
There’s no need to pay for a tour, if you love history research the place and enjoy! The architecture is amazing the peace inside was refreshing. I can’t describe the beauty. Definitely a must see!
Written 31 October 2021
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Richard K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,673 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2021 • Solo
Fantastic. Imposing church in a busy and beautiful part of Paris. The ceilings are impossibly high and the result is awe inducing
Written 24 September 2021
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Nicolas C
Limassol City, Cyprus830 contributions
Amazing Gothic Fairy Tale Architecture!!
Aug 2021
One of my favourite buildings in Paris! Amazing Gothic Architecture, this church was constructed in the 1st arrondissement of Paris between 15th and 16th century.

The exterior looks like a fairy tale building coming to life, from a Hollywood rapunzel movie. Interior is equally impressive with amazing designs on the roof as well as on the side windows and doors.

The external surrounding gardens, is the perfect place for a picnic on a sunny day, enjoying the view of this incredible building. A must visit!
Written 7 August 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,603 contributions
Huge Church at the Market
Jul 2021
This huge parish church was built to serve the people who lived and worked in the old market area of Paris. Some of the food markets are still around, and this cathedral-like huge church is definitely a place to take a look. Wander around.
Written 26 July 2021
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Martin Carroll
Winchester, VA477 contributions
A Massive Gothic Cathedral in Paris
Jun 2020
This is one of the churches that few people know about. It is a massive Gothic structure. It is located in central Paris near the market of Les Halles
Construction started in 1532 and was completed in 1637. For the age of the church it is not in bad condition. However the years have worn it down around the edges.

I was amazed with the size and even more with the pictures that are in the church.
Written 18 May 2021
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MixaylB
Hazmieh, Lebanon446 contributions
Gothic Architecture
Sep 2020 • Friends
An old Catholic Church in Halles. Once you enter it, you can clearly recognize the gothic architecture and the paintings that take the breath away! It has the second largest organ in the world!
Written 19 September 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,603 contributions
Cathedral at the Market
Dec 2019
We have often stayed in this neighborhood and wander past this huge gothic cathedral each day. It is in the midst of the old market district, still full of great food businesses. Inside there are little chapels set up for the market merchants. An Impressive church.
Written 1 September 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,290 contributions
Temporary successor to the burned-out Notre Dame.
Jun 2019
Henri de Miller's strange sculpture "Listening" precedes an introduction to one of the most beautiful churches in Paris, Saint-Eustache. The only explanation for the name of the sculpture is an advertisement for organ concerts in a Church. Saint-Eustache stood in the center of a huge market-the belly of Paris, which was demolished in 1969 and built an ugly shopping center. The sculpture of Raymond Mason "Fruits and vegetables leave the heart of Paris" in one of the chapels of the Church reminds of this. The popularity of the Church was due to the fact that you could buy vegetables, pray, then go to buy meat. In between these vital tasks, Richelieu, Moliere, and Madame de Pompadour paid their dues in the font. Well, the funeral service was also held here. The powerful Minister of Louis XIV Colbert, tribune of the revolution Mirabeau, and last year the actress Marie Laforêt said goodbye to the world, too, here. Saint-Eustache combines several styles. The architect of the Church Lemercier took as an example the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in 1532, but the Gothic was already on its last legs and the southern chapels and arches of the nave were built in the Renaissance style. The facade is generally classicist, so the Church is more interesting inside than outside. However, what we see is largely the result of the reconstruction of the XIX century Victor Baltard after the fire of 1844, when three spans of the Church burned down. Having done this earlier by 175 years of its sample. By the way, the Church of Saint Eustace took over from the burned-down Notre Dame. The Easter and Christmas masses of 2019 were held here. One of the reasons for this is that the organ here is even better than in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.
Written 31 May 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,603 contributions
Lovely Gothic
Oct 2019
A big gothic cathedral that will make you wonder how they managed the architecture and engineering way back then. In the middle of the old market area and this was the food merchants' parish with some food chapels inside.
Written 23 February 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,821 contributions
Gothic (style) beauty
Dec 2019
This is a massive church, (built in the 1500’s), located in the 1st arr. Overlooking Les Halles it is not one of the most popular with tourists, however definitely worth a look when in the area. Perfect piccies are to be had at dusk as the lights come on, lighting up the gothic style exterior. The interior has a different feel then the outside as it is designed in renaissance and classical styles, we especially loved the impressive vaulted ceilings.
Written 4 February 2020
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