1. Sacred Destinations
  2. France
  3. Paris
  4. St-Clotilde

St-Clotilde, Paris

Photo © Peter Dutton. View all images in our St-Clotilde Photo Gallery.
Photo © Paroisse Sainte Clotilde.
Photo © Claude Covo-Farchi.
Photo © Claude Covo-Farchi.
Photo © Claude Covo-Farchi.

Once the most fashionable church in 19th-century Paris, the Neo-Gothic Basilique Ste-Clotilde is best known for its imposing twin spires. The open space in front of the basilica is often filled with children playing ball, watched by parents relaxing in the shady garden.

The history of the Basilica of Ste-Clotilde began on February 16, 1827, at a meeting of the Paris municipal council. The council decided to build a church dedicated to St. Charles and nominated an architect for the job.

However, construction did not get underway until two decades and two architects later. Ste-Clotilde was ultimately built in the Neo-Gothicstyle in accordance with the preferences of the Paris prefect who took over the project in 1833.

Ste-Clotilde was consecrated on November 30, 1857, after 12 years of construction.

In 1896, on the 14th centenary of the baptism of Clovis, Pope Leo III designated the church of Ste-Clotilde a minor basilica.

Quick Facts on St-Clotilde

Site Information
Names:St-Clotilde; St-Clotilde, Paris
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Paris, France
Coordinates:48.858311° N, 2.319110° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of St-Clotilde

Below is a location map and aerial view of St-Clotilde. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.


  1. Basilique Sainte Clotilde – Official Website
  2. Basilique Ste-Clotilde – Fodor's Online Travel Guide

More Information

Article Info

Title:St-Clotilde, Paris
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:07/26/2009
Link code:<a href="http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/paris-ste-clotilde/france/paris-ste-clotilde">St-Clotilde, Paris</a>