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Saint-Étienne-du-Mont

Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is a church located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France. It contains the shrine of Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris, as well as the tombs of Blaise Pascal and Jean Racine. This photograph of the church's interior, looking eastward, shows the slight skew of the choir relative to the nave, the high rib-vaulted ceiling, the wooden pulpit on the right, and the triforium gallery that runs around the church at mid-level. An unusual feature for a French church, it is reached by serpentine staircases circling the piers. The stone rood screen, dating back to 1530–1545, is the only remaining example of a rood screen in Paris; much of the stained glass also dates to the same period.

Photograph credit: David Iliff

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