The Tour Saint-Jacques, the bell tower with gorgeous views

Published by Graziella L., My B., Elodie D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 1 July 2022 at 17h25
The Tour Saint-Jacques and its panoramic views on Paris opens from June 10 to early November. Set within walking distance from the City Hall, the historic monument is a curiosity to discover, with its 54 meters and 300 stairs. Visits are to be completed in small groups.

How about enjoying incredible views on Paris this summer? Let us run to the top of the Tour Saint-Jacques from June 10, 2022, to discover this medieval tower built between 1509 and 1523.

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Upon arrival, in the middle, discover the statue of Blaise Pascal. The story tells this is where he carried out barometric experiments. 

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Built in Gothic style, featuring gargoyles and other decorative molding including the very hard bench called the “Liais” made of stone from the Saint-Leu (Oise) quarry. The Tour Saint-Jacques is located in full heart of Paris city, at the crossroads between several shopping streets: Rue Saint-Denis, Rue Saint-Martin and Rue des Ecrivains (current Rue de Rivoli).


Discover a tower full of history that used to be a jigger factory from 1824 to 1836.

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The tower has been subject to several development projects from the City in the 19th century. In 1853, historian N.—M Troche suggests turning it into a tower clock. Paris includes then Montsouris meteorological municipal observatory until 1898.

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Guided Tours are provided by the MagmaCultura agency in partnership with the City of Paris from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday to Sunday. Do not forget to put on a good pair of shoes, you will have to climb 300 steps to enjoy gorgeous views on the city. For this very reason, the access is banned to children under 10 years of age and people with heart diseases.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 10 June 2022 to 6 November 2022

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    Location

    Square Saint-Jacques
    75004 Paris 4

    Prices
    -18ans, étudiants et chômeurs: €10
    tarif normal: €12

    Recommended age
    From 12 to 80 years old

    Average duration
    1 h

    Official website
    boutique.toursaintjacques.fr

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