A controversial church serving as de facto headquarters of the arch-traditionalist Society of Saint Pius X, who occupied the church in 1977 and have ignored subsequent eviction orders.
23 Rue des Bernardins, 75005 Paris, France
Nearest Transit: Maubert-Mutualité (Line No. 10)
+33 1 44 27 07 90
Eglise Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet and Nearby Attractions on Map
Louvre Museum(1.7 km)
Housing one of the world's great museums since 1793, the Louvre Palace offers some dazzling architecture, wide public spaces and the glass pyramid of I M Pei.
Jardin des Tuileries(2.3 km)
Originally adjoining the now-disappeared royal palace of the Tuileries, these gardens lying immediately west of the Louvre offer a central open space for Parisians and visitors with semi-formal gardens (an outdoor gallery for modern sculpture), various cafés, ice-cream and crépe stalls and a summer fun fair.
La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu(2.3 km)
The National Library, intended to be the repository of all that is published in France, preserves collections of historic documents of both French and international origin.
Atelier Brancusi(1.3 km)
Atelier Brancusi is a recreation of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s studio, displaying his works in the same layout in which he had bequeathed his 15th arrondissement apartment at 11 impasse Ronsin to the French government.
Luxembourg Gardens(1 km)
The Jardin du Luxembourg is a formal French garden with lush lawns, tree-lined promenades, terraces, chestnut groves, and ponds over an area of 23 hectares.
St. Etienne du Mont(0.3 km)
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont(0.3 km)
Musee d'Orsay(2.1 km)
Housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station (completed in 1900 for the Exposition Universelle, later saved from demolition and converted to its present use), the rambling, open-plan museum is home to the works of the great artists of the 19th century (1848-1914) - Impressionists, post-Impressionists, and the rest - that were formerly displayed in the Louvre.
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