Gothic Architecture of Paris: Église Saint-Séverin

Église Saint-Séverin
View of the church of St. Severin from the southwest, Paris

The Church of St. Severin (French: Église Saint-Séverin) is a Roman Catholic church located in the Latin Quarter of Paris, France.

Five interesting facts about the church of St. Severin:

  • It was built in Gothic style between the 13th and 15th century.
  • Its bells include the oldest one remaining in Paris, cast in 1412.
  • The Gothic stained-glass windows of the chancel are intact and apparently date from the 15th century.
  • The impressive organ, built by Jean Ferrand in the 18th century, turns the church into a major centre of Sacred Music.
  • It contains the relics of Saint Ursula (?–304/451).

St Severin
Interior, Church of St. Severin, Paris

Pillars
Pillars, Church of St. Severin, Paris

Église Saint-Séverin
Pillars, Church of St. Severin, Paris

St Severin
Interior, Church of St. Severin, Paris

St Severin
Interior, Church of St. Severin, Paris

Église Saint-Séverin
Stained glass windows, Church of St. Severin, Paris

Église Saint-Séverin
Stained glass window, Church of St. Severin, Paris

Église Saint-Séverin
Interior, Church of St. Severin, Paris

Église Saint-Séverin
Entrance, Church of St. Severin, Paris


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