Paris Classical Concerts in Heavenly Settings:
Paris is a city that’s rich in beautiful and historical churches and cathedrals, many of which date back to medieval times. From the small Romanesque churches to the great Gothic cathedrals, many of these Paris churches are on the popular tourist trails.
Apart from their exquisite architecture, many of these churches possess very good acoustics, which make them ideal venues for organ recitals or classical music performances, something that many tourists probably aren’t aware of.
The following Paris churches are venues for regular classical music performances. You can book tickets online for these performances.
Note: If there are no current concerts available at a particular church, you will be directed to the Paris concerts home page.
|Paris Churches and Cathedrals
|Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame Cathedral has witnessed a lot of French history including the coronation of Henry VI in 1422 and Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804. This majestic Gothic Cathedral is famous for its organ recitals and sacred music concerts performed by world renowned choirs and musicians.
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|La Madeleine – Interior
Unlike the many Romanesque and Gothic churches, La Madeleine is more like a Greek temple, with no bell tower or cross on the outside.
When La Madeleine was built, it was intended as a temple to honour the glory of Napoleon’s army.
Various orchestras and choirs perform classical music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Schubert, etc.
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Saint Eustache is one of the most important churches in Paris with many significant historical events taking place here.
Apart from its historical heritage and splendid architecture, St. Eustache also has a world-wide reputation for its classical musical events.
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St. Chapelle is famous for its stained glass windows. This small chapel is a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic architecture and one of the most amazing visual experiences of Paris.
It is said that even in even in the Middle Ages, worshipers likened the church to “a gateway to heaven”.
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This church was named after Germain, Bishop of Paris in the 6th century and one of the church’s administrators.The Romanesque tower and nave were rebuilt in the 9th century. Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the oldest churches in the capital and now regularly hosts classical music concerts.
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|Eglise Saint Julien Le Pauvre
The Romanesque Eglise Saint Julien Le Pauvre is considered one of the oldest religious monuments in Paris and the tree that shades it is the oldest tree in Paris. A statue of Saint Julien Le Pauvre stands in Viviani Square and the locals believe that Dante may have prayed here.
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|Eglise Saint Ephrem
This Corinthian style Latin Quarter church was constructed in 1733. It was used by a variety of different faiths until the late 19th Century, when it became a centre for Catholic social movements. Saint Ephrem has outstanding acoustics and is a regular venue for classical music concerts. You’ll find a good range of performances at this church.
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|Eglise St Séverin
Situated on the left bank of the Seine Eglise St. Séverin is the most beautiful Parisian church in the blazing Gothic style. The history of this church starts at the 6th century with Severin, a very pious hermit who lived there.
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|Église des Billettes
In 1290, an act of sacrilege was committed when Jonathas cut a holy wafer and put it into boiling water. The water transformed into blood and spilled out into the road. Jonathas was burned alive. In 1294, Église des Billettes was erected as a chapel of atonement. The church subsequently became an important place of pilgrimage.
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