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

American Cathedral Church of Paris © French Moments

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. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French 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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