Fodor's Expert Review St-Louis-en-L'Île

Ile St-Louis Free

You can't miss the unusual lacy spire of this church as you approach the Île St-Louis; it's the only church on the island and there are no other steeples to compete with it. It was built from 1664 to 1726 according to the Baroque designs of architect François Le Vau, brother of the more famous Louis, who designed several mansions nearby—as well as the Palace of Versailles. St-Louis's interior was essentially stripped during the Revolution, as were so many French churches, but look for the odd outdoor iron clock, which dates from 1741. Check the church website for upcoming classical music events.

Free Church Historical

Quick Facts

19 bis, rue St-Louis-en-L'Île
Paris, Île-de-France  75004, France

- 01–46–34–11–60

www.saintlouisenlile.catholique.fr

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