This Gothic and Renaissance church completed in 1637 is rivaled only by Notre-Dame. Mme de Pompadour and Richelieu were baptized here, and Molière's funeral was held here in 1673. The church has been known for organ recitals ever since Liszt played in 1866. Inside rests the black-marble tomb of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the minister of state under Louis XIV; atop the tomb is his marble effigy flanked by statues of Abundance by Coysevox and Fidelity by Tuby. The church's most famous painting is Rembrandt's The Pilgrimage to Emmaus. There's a side entrance on rue Rambuteau.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010