Catholic worship

Some Catholic buildings are veritable open books on the history of the capital

Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris © Thinkstock

Catholic monuments are the most represented in the capital. Some are symbols of Paris in that they have become synonymous with the city of Paris.

Some buildings are open books on the history of the capital. All styles are represented. Major churches include the Eglise de la Madeleine, the  Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and Sainte-Chapelle…

Cathédrale Saint-Alexandre-Nevsky

Place of worship
12 rue Daru, Paris, 75008

This neo-Byzantine style Orthodox church, consecrated in 1861, is dedicated to this Russian saint. It has seen the marriage of......

Église de la Madeleine

Place of worship
Place de la Madeleine, Paris, 75008

The Eglise de la Madeleine is situated between Place de la Concorde and the Palais Garnier opera house, in Haussmannian Paris.......

Église réformée de l'Oratoire du Louvre

Place of worship
145 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75001

Service: Sundays at 10:30am Weekdays: 7pm every second Monday of the month This is a former Catholic church. It represents the......

Église Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal

Place of worship
96 boulevard Murat, Paris, 75016

The Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal church is an example of the vast, spectacular churches that were built at the beginning and the......

Église Saint-Ephrem des Syriaques

Place of worship
17 rue des Carmes, Paris, 75005

Located in the Latin Quarter of Paris, a stone's throw away from the Sorbonne University, the current Saint-Ephrem parish was......

Paroisse de la Trinité

Place of worship
1 place d'Estienne-d'Orves, Paris, 75009

The architect Théodore Ballu, to whom we owe the reconstruction of the Hôtel de Ville (Paris City Hall), built La Trinité between......

Église Saint-Eustache

Place of worship
146 rue Rambuteau, Paris, 75001

The Eglise Saint-Eustache in the heart of Les Halles is one of the most visited churches in Paris. It is known for its unusually......

Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Place of worship
3 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, 75006

The beautiful nave Saint-Germain-des-Prés church is the only remain of the Romanesque buildings in Paris. The choir was built......

Paroisse Saint-Joseph Artisan

Place of worship
214 rue La Fayette, Paris, 75010

Located close to the parc des Buttes Chaumont and the Bassin de la Villette in the 10th arrondissement, the Saint-Joseph......

Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île

Place of worship
19 bis rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris, 75004

Begun in 1664 on plans by Le Vau, it was completed in 1726 and dedicated to St. Louis. A curious bell tower houses a modern clock......

Église Saint-Pierre de Chaillot

Place of worship
28 rue de Chaillot, Paris, 75016

Very original carved decoration by Henri Brouchard who drew his inspiration from Romanesque tradition. Carved Christ and carved......

Paroisse Saint-Pierre du Gros Caillou

Place of worship
92 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris, 75007

In a neo-classic style, the facade of the Saint-Pierre du Gros Caillou parish is antique-inspired.

Paroisse Saint-Roch

Place of worship
24 rue Saint-Roch, Paris, 75001

Saint Roch Church was built between 1653 and 1754. Diderot, Corneille and Le Nôtre were buried in this church, which has the......

Paroisse Saint-Séverin

Place of worship
1 rue des Prêtres-Saint-Séverin, Paris, 75005

Gothic church dating back to the 13th and 15th centuries. In the church tower, the oldest bell in Paris (15th......

Église Saint-Sulpice

Place of worship
Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris, 75006

Built in the 17th century, with foundations from the 12th century, the Eglise Saint-Sulpice is one of the biggest churches in......

Église Saint-Georges de la Villette

Place of worship
112 avenue Simon Bolivar, Paris, 75019

Located in the Villette district, the Eglise Saint-Georges-de-la-Villette, was built at the end of the 19th century in a......

Paroisse Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre

Place of worship
79 rue Galande, Paris, 75005

The Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre Church is close to the oldest tree in Paris, in the René Viviani square. In the heart of the Latin......

The American Church in Paris

Place of worship
65 quai d'Orsay, Paris, 75007

The American Protestant Church in Paris is the first outside of the United States (1814). The current building dates from 1931.......