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Church of St Eustace

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Selected for Paris Important Religious Institutions
Historical SiteChurches and Cathedrals
Closed Today Open on Mon-Fri,9:30am-7:00pm;Open on Sat,10:00am-7:15pm;Open on Sun,9:00am-7:15pm
Recommended sightseeing time:0.5-1 hour
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2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, 75001 ParisMap

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The Gothic architectural style church is very magnificent, very beautiful, and it is also very old. Although I don’t know much about Christianity and Catholicism, it’s amazing just to visit the building.

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Saint Eustache Church is known as one of the most beautiful churches in Paris. Many celebrities have left their footprints here: the famous French writer Molière was baptized here, Mozart also chose to give a requiem mass for his mother here, and the famous composer Rameau was also buried here. Based on Notre Dame de Paris, the church was built in 1532 and based on Notre Dame de Paris. The width of the front facade is as long as 43 meters, which is very imposing. The external Gothic spires, cornices and rose-round windows are very similar to Notre Dame de Paris. The bell tower on the right side of the church uses a large carved column that is different from the main facade. The two form a sharp contrast. Completely completed, its top looks as if it has been cut off, but it does not affect the overall aesthetics of the Church of St. Eustache. The interior of St. Eustache Church is also unique, and you will be shocked by the towering dome when you step into it. Due to the more than 100 years of building the church, it has absorbed different architectural styles, such as the 33.5-meter-high dome, the flower basket carving decoration, the six-sided angel statue and other details, which are full of the breath of Renaissance architecture, and different styles are harmoniously combined here. , no confusion. There are many exquisite statues, paintings and other works of art in the church of St. Eustache, which are worth savoring. Among them, Pilgrims of Emmaus by the famous Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens (Pierre Paul Rubens) (The Pilgrims of Emmaus) is not to be missed. In addition, the colored glass paintings on the glass windows also have a unique charm. The statue of the Virgin on the altar in the center of the church is known as one of the most beautiful statues of the Virgin in Paris. Above the altar is a painting by Thomas Couture, a well-known French historical painter, showing the scene of the Virgin's crucifixion. Another major attraction of the Church of St. Eustache, the largest pipe organ in Paris, is its pipe organ, which has more than 8,000 pipes and is the largest pipe organ in Paris. The famous composer Hector Berlioz's "Te Deum" (TeDeum) was premiered here, and every summer a concert is held in the Church of St. Eustache to commemorate it. In addition, every Sunday at 17:30, the church will perform a pipe organ performance. Admission is free. Come here to enjoy an auditory feast. At the end of the visit, you can go to the square in front of St. Eustache Church. There is Henry Miller's sculpture "Listening" on the square. The huge stone head and palm have become a playground for children. There is also a small fountain on the square, and standing on the high ground behind the fountain can take a panoramic view of the facade of the Church of St. Eustace.
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