|Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93)
|Date Taken: 2013-11|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-10-08 12:50|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A bit more detailed photo of the exterior of St. Etienne, I think where some of the scenes of the movie Midnight in Paris were filmed! The magnificent Saint-Etienne-Du Mont, is located in the 5th arrondissement, just adjacent to the Pantheon. It's most recently notable for its appearance in the movie Midnight in Paris. It reportedly contains the shrine of St. Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris, whose remains were unceremoniously burned and dumped in a sewer during the Revolution. Blaise Pascal and Jean-Paul Marat are buried in its cemetery. There was an abbey on the site, possibly as early as the 6th century, but Pope Honorius III established a church here in 1222, devoted to St. Etienne, the patron saint of the old cathedral of Paris. That rather small church was replaced by a larger one in the 15th century. The apse and bell tower were designed in 1494, and the bells were cast in 1500. It was constructed and embellished in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It was finally dedicated in 1626. During the Revolution, the church escaped demolition, but it was closed, then converted into the Temple of Filial Piety. Catholic worship resumed in 1801, however. The abbey church of Sainte-Genevieve was demolished the following year. Some alterations were also made in the nineteenth century, so the present version differs from the original. It's definitely worth a visit, if you're in the city, especially because of its close proximity to the Pantheon.|
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