St-Etienne-du-Mont Paris, France 1492-1626
This church stands on the site of an abbey founded by Clovis and dedicated to Geneviève, the patroness of Paris. It still receives pilgrims today.
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
April 9, 2013
The Church of St-Etienne-du-Mont stands on the site of an abbey founded by Clovis, King of the Franks (466-511) and later dedicated to St. Geneviève, the patroness of Paris. St. Geneviève was so popular in the Middle Ages that the abbey had to be enlarged to accommodate all the pilgrims. Construction on the present abbey church began in 1492 and encountered numerous delays before it was finally finished in 1626. The attractive church, named for St. Stephen but still devoted to St. Geneviève, is located right next to the Panthéon. St. continue reading →
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