Located near the famous Rue de Rivoli in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, in the middle of a pleasant square named after it, the Saint-Jacques Tower is a superb example of the flamboyant Gothic style. A listed Historic Monument, this old bell tower built in the 16th century is now the only remnant of the Church of St James of the Butchery (Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie), which was destroyed in 1797. The statue of Blaise Pascal on its pedestal commemorates this famous scientist's experiments on atmospheric pressure, which were conducted here.
Open to visitors in summer from June to the end of September, the Saint-Jacques Tower offers magnificent panoramic views of the capital and its monuments from its terrace! As well as this marvellous viewpoint over Paris, you can also see the statue of St James the Great and the symbols of the four evangelists that majestically adorn the top of the tower.
|Address||Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris|