Church of Saint Severin, Paris, France

This church, located in Quartier Latin, was built in the 14th century, in the Gothic Flamboyant style. A small Romanesque church was first built in the 11th century but had to be rebuilt in order to serve an expanding population. It is said that this first church replaced a small oratory erected in the 6th century on the site were the hermit Severin lived and was buried.
An additional aisle was built in the 14th century to accommodate the students of Quartier Latin. During the One Hundred Years War, the church was partially burnt and had to be rebuilt, being once again enlarged.
The most striking feature of the church is the deambulatory, which resembles a forest. Other noticeable features are the rare stained glass windows from the 14th century, side by side with contemporary ones, and the oldest bell in Paris.

Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Sundays
Entrance free
How to go: Cluny-La Sorbonne or Saint Michel- Notre Dame metro stations.


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