Top 10 Tallest Churches of Paris

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Out of the hundreds of churches in Paris, which ones are the tallest? Maybe against all expectations, Paris’ tallest church is not Notre-Dame cathedral. Here is the list sorted in descending order:

NOTE: this list was made before the great fire of Notre-Dame that took place in April 2019.

 

1. Saint-Louis-des-Invalides (7th arrt)

Height of the dome: 107m

The Dome church of Les Invalides © French Moments

The Dome church of Les Invalides seen from avenue de Tourville © French Moments

More info about the Hôtel des Invalides.


2. Notre-Dame Cathedral (4th arrt)

Height of the spire: 96m (destroyed by fire in April 2019)

Height of the West front twin towers: 69m

Notre-Dame de Paris from Tour Saint-Jacques © French Moments

Notre-Dame de Paris © French Moments

More info about Notre-Dame Cathedral.


3. Basilica of Sacré-Cœur (18th arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 91m

Height of the dome: 83m

Sacré-Coeur basilica © French Moments

Sacré-Coeur basilica © French Moments

More info about Sacré-Cœur.


4. American Cathedral in Paris (8th arrt)

Formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity.

Height of the bell tower: 85m

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American Cathedral Church of Paris © French Moments


5. Saint-Augustin (8th arrt)

Height of the dome: 80m

Saint-Augustin Church © French Moments

Saint-Augustin Church © French Moments


6. Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix de Ménilmontant (20th arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 78m

Notre-Dame de la Croix © French Moments

Notre-Dame de la Croix © French Moments


7. Sainte-Chapelle (1st arrt)

Height of the spire: 75m

Sainte-Chapelle seen from Notre-Dame © French Moments

Sainte-Chapelle seen from Notre-Dame © French Moments

More info about Sainte-Chapelle.


7. Saint-Esprit Church (12 arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 75m

Eglise du Saint-Esprit © French Moments

Eglise du Saint-Esprit © French Moments


9. Saint-Sulpice

Height of the North Tower: 73m

Height of the South Tower: 68m

Panoramic View from Tour Saint-Jacques 62 copyright French Moments

Saint Sulpice church © French Moments


10. Bell Tower of Sainte-Odile (17th arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 72m

Sainte-Odile Church from Arc de Triomphe © French Moments

Church of Sainte-Odile and the 17th arrondissement © French Moments


More tall churches of Paris

Sainte-Clotilde Basilica (7th arrt)

Height of the twin towers of the façade: 70m

Sainte Clotilde Basilica, Paris © French Moments

The façade of the basilica © French Moments

More info about Sainte-Clotilde.


Saint-Ambroise (11 arrt)

Height of the twin towers: 68m

Saint-Ambroise Church in Paris

Saint-Ambroise Church in Paris


Sainte-Trinité (9th arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 65m

Sainte Trinité Paris © French Moments

Sainte Trinité Paris © French Moments


Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot (16th arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 62m

Saint-Pierre de Chaillot © French Moments

Saint-Pierre de Chaillot © French Moments


Saint-Joseph-des-Nations (11 arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 60m


Saint-Eustache (1st arrt)

Height of the turret at the crossing of the transept: 58m

Saint-Eustache from Tour Saint-Jacques © French Moments

Saint-Eustache from Tour Saint-Jacques © French Moments


Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Belleville (19th arrt)

Height of the twin towers: 57m

Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville © French Moments

Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville © French Moments


Sainte-Anne-de-la-Butte-aux-Cailles (13th arrt)

Height of the twin towers: 55m

Sainte-Anne de la Butte aux Cailles © French Moments

Sainte-Anne de la Butte aux Cailles © French Moments

Find out more about France’s Top 50 tallest cathedrals and churches.

 


 

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management.

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