Paris Travel Planner   Paris Churches as Museums, France
Many Paris churches are museums of art simply by their splendor and history. Here are the ones you shouldn't miss.

Gilded Dome of Les Invalides, Paris, France
Les Invalides,
built as a church...



La Sainte-Chapelle

The Paris Museum Pass includes admission to the Sainte-Chapelle, the 13th century masterpiece with its exquisite stained glass windows. Although no longer used as a church, it certainly has the feel of a church. More...

Cathedral of Notre-Dame

One of the top attractions in Paris is the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, on the Île de la Cité. In addition to visiting the church itself, it is wonderful to climb the Towers of Notre-Dame (also included on the Paris Museum Pass). You'll enjoy great views of Paris and see the historic bells. More...

Crypte Archaeologique Notre-Dame

While you're in the area of Notre-Dame, walk across the parvis the (large square in front of Notre-Dame), and you'll find yourself at the entrance to the Crypte Archaeologique du parvis Notre-Dame. Here you'll find Roman ruins and other evidence of the history of Paris. More...

  Le Panthéon, Paris, France
  Le Panthéon,
built as a church...

Le Panthéon

The Panthéon is today the resting place of many famous Parisians, including Voltaire and Victor Hugo. However, it was originally built as a church in the second half of the 18th century. More...

Les Invalides

Although most of Les Invalides consists of military and historical museums, the Église du Dôme is the most prominent feature of the building. Under the golden dome is the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. More...

Historic Churches of Paris

Although we've pulled out these few to identify as church based museums, Paris is full of beautiful, historic churches that are noteworthy for their architecture, their works of art, their stained glass, their organs, and many other features. Be sure to make time to visit the churches of Paris. More...

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Ste Chapelle, Paris

Above, Beautiful rose window and stained glass in
the Sainte-Chapelle, Paris.

View from Notre-Dame towers, Paris

Above, View from the towers of Notre-Dame, Paris.

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