France was once a Christian nation with Catholicism being the official religious path there. However, France became a secular country later and continues to be so even today. The effect that Catholicism had on the French culture and systems can still be seen and understood by anyone visiting the country. There are around 50,000 churches in the country among which around 200 are in the Paris city alone.
Whether you are a Christian believer or not, it will be an amazing experience to visit the churches in the city during your Paris tours. The visit to the Parisian churches is an inevitable part of your Paris private tour. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful churches in the city of lights that you must visit while on your Paris sightseeing tours.
It is situated on the top of Montmartre Hill. The church has a big history behind its construction. It was built after the Great War between France and Germany in 1870. The purpose of the construction was to get forgiveness for the sins that happened during the time of the war. The whole building is made of white stone. The church has the biggest bell in France with a diameter of 3 meters.
The interior of the church is very beautiful. There is a painting of Jesus Christ here. You can find devotees worshipping in the church all through the day and night without ceasing. Perpetual worship of the Blessed Sacrament is an important practice of the church.
Napoleon Bonaparte, as a temple representing his army’s glory, built this massive building in 1806. However, in 1845 it was converted into a church. The church is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. The building style of the Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece is evident in the gate that is built in octastyle. The interior decoration is very beautiful with sculptures, paintings, and columns. The painting of the resurrection of Christ and the sculpture of Mary are not to be missed in your tour of the church.
This church was originally built to house the crown of thorns that Jesus Christ wore, along with a part of the cross on which Christ was crucified. However, the relics were later destroyed in the French Revolution that happened in 1789. Even then, the beautiful windows, which are made of stained glass, make the building an attraction to the tourists visiting it today.
Add these churches to your itinerary for your Paris private tour.