Monument

Tour Saint-Jacques

Square de la tour Saint-Jacques - 75004 Paris

Châtelet - Les Halles - 4e Arrondissement

What's on?

The 2022 visits (by reservation only) to the Saint-Jacques Tower take place from 10 June to 13 November 2022.

Description

The Tour Saint-Jacques stands alone in the middle of a little garden of the same name. A tower in the flamboyant Gothic style, built between 1509 and 1523, the Tour Saint-Jacques is the only remaining vestige of the Eglise Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie destroyed in 1797. This sanctuary was the meeting point on the Via Toronensis (or Tours route) of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle). The statue of Blaise Pascal, at the base of the tower, is a reminder that it was here that he repeated his barometric experiments carried out in Puy-de-Dôme. On the north-west corner, a statue of Saint Jacques le Majeur dominates the platform on which a small meteorological station was established in 1891. It belongs to the Observatoire de Montsouris. The sculpted symbols of the four evangelists (the lion, bull, eagle and man), appear on the corners. These statues were restored during the last century, along with the gargoyles and the 18 statues of saints that decorate the walls of the tower.

Architectural style

  • Gothique flamboyant

Entrance fees and modalities

Guided tour

By reservation only. Full price: €12; reduced price (under 18s, students, etc.): €10.

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Opening times

The Saint-Jacques Tower is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm until Sunday 13 November 2022.

Voir la carte

Tour Saint-Jacques

Square de la tour Saint-Jacques
75004 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 78 90 26 67
contact@toursaintjacques.fr
https://boutique.toursaintjacques.fr/

  • Subway - Hôtel de Ville
  • Bus - 21, 38, 47, 58, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 85, 96

Monument in the same district: Châtelet - Les Halles

Monument in the same arrondissement: 4th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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