Address: 3, Rue des Pretres St. Severin, Paris 5
Metro: Saint Michel / Cluny – La Sorbonne
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm Sundays form 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Phone: 01 42 34 93 50
Located in Latin Quarter of Paris (Left Bank), the origin of Saint Severin goes back to the 6th century when a hermit by the name of Severin lived in the area and was buried at this location.
However, this Gothic styled church, with beautiful vaulted ceilings as we know it today, was constructed early 1300s and took close to 300 years to complete. In 1448, a larger portion of this church was burnt.
In 1452 the church was rebuilt again in Gothic style. Throughout the centuries there has been various additions to the church. For a short period after the French Revolution, Saint- Severin was closed to store gunpowder and animal food.
As expected with most churches you can find beautiful stained glass windows inside with religious illustrations.
The oldest bell of Paris is housed in St Severin bell tower.