Saint Sulpice

Paris Saint Sulpice rear exterior

If you like seeing churches, this one is certainly worth a visit.  It’s towers are visible on the city skyline from many of the viewing areas like the towers at Notre Dame and inside it’s both humble and huge. If you’ve read The DaVinci Code you’ll know that the obelisk and brass line in the floor feature in the book. Nearest Metro stop is Saint Sulpice. This is an extract from our free Paris City Guide.

Paris Saint Sulpice front exterior

This church is huge – only slightly smaller than Notre Dame – and absolutely beautiful.  This building dates back to 1646 although the church wasn’t completed for another 140 years.  At the front of the church, the facade looks more like something you’d find in Rome, with its mis-matched towers, but inside it’s much more traditional.  The reference to the church in the Da Vinci Code has brought tourists in their thousands to see the Meridian Line in the floor.  This is in fact a line which the sun touches on the various seasonal Solstaces, rather than the Rose Line described in the book.  If you’re interested in paris sights that feature in the book, consider taking the Paris By Night Walking Tour.  The church is open daily from 8.30am to 8pm.  Admission is free.


Address: Saint Sulpice, 6e rue Saint Sulpice, Paris, France.
Tel:+33 (0) 1 46 33 21 78


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