To the left of the Pantheon, you must have already admired the exterior architecture of the Saint-Etienne du Mont church. But have you ever entered it?
The staircases overlooking the rue de la Montagne Saint-Geneviève were immortalized in the film Midnight in Paris. This is where Gil is invited to travel back in time. For this reason I always pass by during my tour dedicated to the film. But what I like most of all is to let people discover its interior.
Built between 1494 and 1624, it houses the magnificent shrine of Saint-Geneviève, patron saint of Parisians, but above all the last rood screen of the capital. We call it jubé in french. If you enter it, you can only surrender to admiration before this architectural element! The jubé was used to separate the choir from the nave and most of them disappeared during the Catholic Counter-Reformation or during the French Revolution. It is said of this one that it is stone lace. And it is true that the work is remarkable.
When I have time, I walk around it and enter the communion chapel. The stained glass windows are gorgeous. The organ is also worth seeing. Finally, theater and philosophy lovers will find the tombs of Jean Racine and Blaise Pascal. A real journey in time!