The Saint-Étienne-du-Mont church (Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont de Paris) is a church located on the Sainte-Geneviève mountain, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris (France), near the Henri-IV high school and the Panthéon on the Place du Panthéon.

Replacing a 13th century building, it was built in the end of the 15th century, and served as a parish for the inhabitants of the district located around the Sainte-Geneviève abbey. The project, started with the apse and the bell tower in 1491, was completed with the facade in 1624.

In 1790, it was one of 51 urban parishes in the diocese of Paris. After being briefly transformed into a temple of Filial Piety during the French Revolution, it was returned to its functions as a parish church in 1801 and has not changed its use since.

The shrine of Saint Geneviève, empty of its relics since the French Revolution, is preserved there. The church also houses an organ whose origins and the case date back to the 1630s.

It is classified as a historic monument in the 1862 list.

In 1636, the organ, built by Pierre Pescheur, was installed. When the organ was damaged by fire in 1760, it was rebuilt by Cliquot. Further work was carried out in 1863 by Cavaillé-Coll, and the present instrument is the work of further revision by Beuchet-Debierre in 1956.

The case of the organ of the tribune was made beginning in 1633 by Jean Buron, and is the oldest and best-preserved original case in Paris. It is topped by sculpture of Christ surrounded by angels playing the kinnor, an ancient Hebrew variation of the lyre.

Address: Place Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Paris, France.

Working Hours:

Thursday 8 AM–7:30 PM
Friday 8 AM–7:30 PM
Saturday 8 AM–8 PM
Sunday 8 AM–8 PM
Monday 2:30–7:30 PM
Tuesday 8 AM–7:30 PM
Wednesday 8 AM–7:30 PM

Phone: +33 1 43 54 11 79

Architectural styles: Flamboyant, French Gothic architecture, French Renaissance architecture

Burials: Jean-Paul Marat, Blaise Pascal, Jean Racine, Claude Poullart des Places

Architect: Victor Baltard

Opened: February 25, 1624.

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20 arrondissements of Paris

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