Église St-Vincent de Paul

Montmartre & Northern Paris

Built on the site of a former prison, this magnificent 1844-completed church has a richly decorated, colonnaded interior inspired by Roman basilicas. Highlights are stained-glass windows by Charles-Laurent Maréchal and a frieze by Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin. Note that it's closed in July and August.

During the Paris Commune, its bell towers, terrace and ramps were hit by shells fired from Cimetière du Père Lachaise.

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