The Tour Saint-Jacques and its panoramic views on Paris reopens

Published by My B., Elodie D. · Photos by My B. · Published on 4 June 2021 at 18h43 · Updated on 7 June 2021 at 18h33
The Tour Saint-Jacques and its panoramic views on Paris opens from June 4 to November 7, 2021. 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 until November 7, 2021 to discover this medieval tower built between 1509 and 1523, has been the Saint-Jacques church tower, starting point from pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela.

In the center, when you arrive, discover the statue of Blaise Pascal. The story tells this is where he carried out barometric experiments. Fiction or reality, do not miss the Agence des Mots et des Arts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to know the last word.

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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).


We 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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Finally, since 2014, Paris entrusted the Des Mots et des Arts agency to organize guided tours of the Tour Saint-Jacques, the goal of which is to perpetuate Parisian heritage future. The association offers to discover this medieval remains in an exceptional manner thanks to 45-minute long guided tours that will make you climb 54 meters up at the heart of Paris.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 4 June 2021 to 7 November 2021

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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

    More informations
    Horaires : 10h-18h les samedis et dimanches - départ des visites toutes les heures
    Prévoir de bonnes chaussures, 300 marches et 54m à gravir !
    Accès interdit aux moins de 10ans et aux personnes cardiaques

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