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Saint Etienne du Mont

Saint Etienne du Mont

The church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont originated in the abbey of Sainte-Genevieve, where the eponymous saint had been buried in the 6th century. Devoted to the Virgin Mary, then to St. John the Apostle, the place was too small to accommodate all the faithful. In 1222, Pope Honorius III authorized the establishment of an autonomous church, which was devoted this time to St Etienne, then the patron saint of the old cathedral of Paris.
Soon, the new building was overwhelmed by an increasingly dense population: the Sorbonne and many colleges were located on the territory of the parish. It was enlarged in 1328, but a complete reconstruction became necessary from the 15th century. In 1492, the monks Génovéfains donated a portion of their land for the construction of the new church.

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ac16-Sep-2012 14:43
Beautiful photo.
janescottcumming16-Sep-2012 11:45
Besides Notre Dame, I thought this was one of the prettiest churches in Paris. V
Frank Tran15-Sep-2012 04:02
Stunning image! Well captured. V+
Fabienne13-Sep-2012 18:57
Superbe image et avec ce ciel bleu cela offre un joli contraste de couleurs.
Yiannis Pavlis12-Sep-2012 18:54
Colin Dixon12-Sep-2012 18:27
Wonderful to get to visit so many places like myself great shot V
John Hamers12-Sep-2012 18:22
Great shot of this beautiful church. V!
Stephanie12-Sep-2012 18:07
What a lovely church! I see you're traveling again! V
Santi Bravo Figueras12-Sep-2012 17:48
És una construcció impressionant!
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)12-Sep-2012 17:46
Beautiful point of view with the fantastic blue sky !
Vickie BROWN12-Sep-2012 17:43
Exceptional panorama building, superb capture! V
Jim Coffman12-Sep-2012 17:39
This is a beautiful image of this beautiful church!!
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