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:

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

Height of the dome: 107m

More info about the Hôtel des Invalides.


2. Notre-Dame Cathedral (4th arrt)

Height of the spire: 96m

Height of the West front twin towers: 69m

More info about Notre-Dame Cathedral.


3. Basilica of Sacré-Cœur (18th arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 91m

Height of the dome: 83m

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


5. Saint-Augustin (8th arrt)

Height of the dome: 80m


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

Height of the bell tower: 78m


7. Sainte-Chapelle (1st arrt)

Height of the spire: 75m

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More info about Sainte-Chapelle.


7. Saint-Esprit Church (12 arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 75m


9. Saint-Sulpice

Height of the North Tower: 73m

Height of the South Tower: 68m


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

Height of the bell tower: 72m


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

More info about Sainte-Clotilde.


Saint-Ambroise (11 arrt)

Height of the twin towers: 68m


Sainte-Trinité (9th arrt)

Height of the bell tower: 65m


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

Height of the bell tower: 62m


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

Height of the twin towers: 57m


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

Height of the twin towers: 55m

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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