The Church of St. Eustache (église Saint-Eustache) is a church in the 1st arrondissement of Paris (France). The present building was designed between 1532 and 1632.

Situated near the site of Paris’ medieval marketplace (Les Halles shopping center) and rue Montorgueil, Saint-Eustache exemplifies a mixture of multiple architectural styles: its structure is Flamboyant Gothic while its interior decoration and other details are Renaissance and classical.

The 2019 Easter Mass at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was relocated to Saint-Eustache after the Notre-Dame de Paris fire.

Situated in Les Halles, an area of Paris once home to the country’s largest food market, the origins of Saint Eustache date back to the 13th century. A modest chapel was built in 1213, dedicated to Saint Agnes, a Roman martyr. The small chapel was funded by Jean Alais, a merchant at Les Halles who was granted the rights to collect a tax on the sale of fish baskets as repayment of a loan he gave to King Philippe-Auguste. The church became the parish church of the Les Halles area in 1223 and was renamed Saint-Eustache in 1303.

The name of the church refers to Saint Eustace, a Roman general of the second century AD. He was a passionate hunter; his conversion followed a vision he had of a crucifix in the horns of a deer he was hunting, He was martyred, along with his family, for converting to Christianity. He is now the patron saint of hunters.

The church was renamed for Saint Eustache after receiving relics related to the Roman martyr as donations from the Abbey of Saint Denis.

Address: 2 Imp. Saint-Eustache, 75001 Paris, France.


Monday 10 AM–6 PM
Tuesday 10 AM–6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM–6 PM
Thursday 10 AM–6 PM
Friday 10 AM–6 PM
Saturday 10 AM–7 PM
Sunday 10 AM–7 PM

Phone: +33 1 42 36 31 05

Architectural styles: Gothic architecture, Renaissance architecture.

Burials: Jean-Philippe Rameau

Opened: 1633

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