Saint-Jacques Tower

Saint-Jacques Tower

This solitary tower with its late Gothic appearance will catch your eye right in the centre of Paris, close to the Seine River, the important Chatelet station and the Cité island.

The tower of Saint-Jacques is the bell tower of the former church of Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie, which stood here from the mid-13th century until the end of the 18th century, when it was completely dismantled for building materials.

However, the bell tower, built in 1523, remains standing in its original form. The tower reaches a height of 52 metres and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the St. James Pilgrimage Route in France.

Entrance fees and opening hours

The tower and its rooftop observation deck are open to the public, but only with a guided tour of about 60 minutes.

Tours are held every full hour from 10:00 to 18:00, Wednesday to Sunday.

  • Adults - 12 eur
  • Youth up to 18 years and students with ISIC card up to 26 years - 10 eur

The tour must be booked online on the official website:

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