Igreja St-Étienne-du-Mont - Paris
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Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
318461
names
St-Etienne-du-Mont
coordinates
48.846552° N, 2.348017° E
styles/periods
categories
address
1 place Ste-Geneviève
phone
01-43-54-11-79

Essays on St-Etienne-du-Mont

  • Overview

    by 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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Article Info

Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014