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Location DB > France > Īle-de-France > Paris > Tour Saint-Jacques
Tour Saint-Jacques
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created by spacewil on 8/3/2008 6:56 PM
last modified by La Cigale on 12/24/2012 6:00 AM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Impossible, except at its feet...
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Paris, Île-de-France
Owner: Paris city
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Formerly, one of the most stunning view of Paris from the rooftop.
    Statue of Saint Jacques.
     Security Measures
  • locked gates
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1523
    Closed: 0
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    The tour saint jacques is a belfroy which is the only relics of the cathedral Saint Jacques le Majeur in Paris, which was destroyed in 1797.
    It was formerly known as the start point of Saint Jacques de Compostelle pelerinage.
    A huge statue of Blaise Pascal stands inside the tower. Blaise Pascal made some famous barometric experiments in this place.

    Since 2001, the tower is under renovation work in order to protect the stone used to build it.
    September 2008 : Renovation is finished. Roof is no more accessible.
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     Future Plans
    The renovation of the tower has been finished.

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    A night above the city of lights
    Sun, Aug 3rd, 2008
    posted by spacewil
    5 pictures

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    Paris skyline from Tour Saint Jacques
    Sun, Aug 3rd, 2008
    posted by spacewil
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 1/21/2013 2:35 PM.

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  • on Jan 21 13 at 14:35, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 24 12 at 6:00, La Cigale changed the following: Province / State (please use full name)
  • on Oct 1 08 at 15:54, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 1 08 at 15:03, spacewil made this location public
  • on Oct 1 08 at 15:03, spacewil changed the following: History, Status, Accessibility, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Future Plans
  • on Aug 3 08 at 20:37, Mickael validated this location
  • on Aug 3 08 at 19:18, spacewil made this location available
  • on Aug 3 08 at 19:18, spacewil updated a panorama image
  • on Aug 3 08 at 19:15, spacewil added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 3 08 at 19:15, spacewil created a new gallery
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