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Saint-Jacques Tower, Paris, visit

Practical Information

Tour Saint-Jacques

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Saint-Jacques Tower
39, rue de Rivoli Square-de-la-Tour-Saint-Jacques
75001, Paris

FRANCE

Phone Number :
01 40 26 20 28


Email :
tjsp@wanadoo.fr

Public transportation :
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel-de-Ville

Website :
http://www.tour-saint-jacques-paris.com/

Mood : To learn

Additional Information
The tower is visible from rue de Rivoli, rue Saint-Martin, avenue Victoria and boulevard Sébastopol
Metro Châtelet, Hôtel-de-Ville

Description

A beautiful tower with a fascinating history.

A vestige of the church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, this tower was used as a bell tower before the church was demolished.

Standing 52 metres tall, covered with statues and ornaments, the tour Saint-Jacques, surrounded by a square, was the symbolic departure point for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela.

The church had been a stop for pilgrims passing through, but was destroyed after the Revolution. After its demolition, market stalls were set up around the tower. Then the bays which housed the bells were closed off with stained glass. In 1836, the City of Paris brought it. The tower houses two workshops of Nicolas Flamel from the 14th century, which inspired Blaise Pascal in his theory of the equilibrium of liquids in the 17th century, and from 1891 the tower housed a weather station.

Belonging to the city of Paris since 1836, the Tour Saint-Jacques has been a listed monument since 1862.

This site is still part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

Practical Information

Tour Saint-Jacques

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Address :
Saint-Jacques Tower
39, rue de Rivoli Square-de-la-Tour-Saint-Jacques
75001, Paris

FRANCE

Phone Number :
01 40 26 20 28


Email :
tjsp@wanadoo.fr

Website :
http://www.tour-saint-jacques-paris.com/

Mood : To learn

Public transportation :
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel-de-Ville