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All reviews gothic tower rue de rivoli century church french revolution la boucherie old church surrounding square starting points high tower guided tours are departure point closest metro interesting history nice park open to the public great pictures visit paris
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wanting to visit the tower for years but it's been undergoing restoration for 14 years. Now re-opened for guided tours at the weekend from June to October, minimum age 10. Some tours are in English. There are 300 steps to the top but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Martin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought this was Saint-Chapelle of Ile de la Cite, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it is a extant tower from a previous church of St-Jacques dedicated to the butchers from nearby Les Halles. It served as a departure point for crusades to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour Saint-Jacques stands alone, since the church to which it belonged was demolished after the French Revolution. It is possible to visit the Tower. A guided tour that lasts around 1h. The visit should be booked on-line and it’s available only in French. We went...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank IsabelRuteSM
Reviewed 8 August 2019

This Gothic tower, which stands just over 50 metres high, is the only part of the former 16th century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie (St James of the butchers) that remains the rest having been demolished during the French Revolution in the late 18th century. There is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank westy54
Reviewed 12 June 2019

This is quite a lovely gem to visit. From the roof top you can take great pictures of paris or just enjoy the view. The tour was very interesting with some historical details but not too many. The tour guide was also very friendly. I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JuTailor
Reviewed 1 June 2019

This lovely tower is all that remained from a 16th century church, that was destroyed over 200 years ago. The tower is surrounded by a somehow neglected garden, but it's still a surprising and impressive find.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 22 May 2019

The Tour Saint-Jacques is an incredible structure that, unfortunately, is surrounded by homeless people and people doing drugs. While this might be the norm to some, if you plan on taking children, you might want to avoid this landmark.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank bruce722
Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

It’s a big tower in the middle of a park. The guide said that is all that is left from an old church. I found it very interesting.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 20 February 2019

The Saint Jacques Tower (Tour Saint-Jacques) is a stand alone medieval structure 52 metres in height located within a small square by the same name in the middle of the 4th district along Rue de Rivoli. The tower was originally part of the Saint James...More

Date of experience: December 2018
6  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Tour Saint-Jacques, a Flamboyant Gothic tower from the 16th century, and the only remains of the church of St Jacques de la Boucherie which was demolished during the French revolution

Date of experience: March 2018
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