The ancient Église St-Pierre de Montmartre rests serenely in the shadows of its more modern neighbor, the immense Sacré-Coeur Basilica.
Although multitudes of visitors flock to the peak of the Butte Montmartre to seek out the infamous Basilica, many are unaware that the modest little structure of Église St-Pierre hides a much more affluent history.
Enduring nine centuries of service, and several bouts of destruction and reconstruction, the church itself stands as a testament to the longevity of the Butte Montmartre parish, which is said to be the oldest in all of Paris.
If you plan on venturing up to the summit of the mont after dark to behold the wondrous sight of the luminous Paris cityscape, then be sure to check out the remarkably intricate stained glass windows that adorn Église St-Pierre.
How to get there:
The church of Saint Peter is directly adjacent to both the Sacré-Coeur and Place du Tertre.