Eglise St. Sulpice
Type: Art & Culture, City, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Local Picks, Public Spaces, Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here
Nestled on one of the most spectacular squares on the Paris Left Bank, this venerable old church is now taking on many of the duties long held by the nearby Notre Dame whilst she is being restored.... Read More
Nestled on one of the most spectacular squares on the Paris Left Bank, this venerable old church is now taking on many of the duties long held by the nearby Notre Dame whilst she is being restored. The fountain that graces the square just in front of the church is a marvel to behold both in winter and summer. During the very cold winters, it sometimes even freezes over. On most Sundays at 3 P.M. you can join in on a guided visit of the crypt below the church. The ancient walls of the original church, over which this cathedral has been built, can still be discerned. It lasts about 2 hours and you cover a lot of subterranean ground. Kids will love it. It also really makes you able to picture why this church was chosen as the film location for the Da Vinci Code.
- Things to Do in December: "Now that the Notre Dame Cathedral is closed for renovations, this is the defacto church for Parisians who live centrally. Mind you, each neighborhood in Paris has its own church, usually several, but one tends to act as a hub. Now it's this one. The first Sunday of every month offers a guided tour of this ancient church in English. Be sure to learn about the 'Arago' brass plaques on the stone floor."
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: St. Sulpice's history is as storied ancient as the city in which it has offered its grace and mercy for centuries.