The Tour Saint Jacques

The Tour Saint Jacques Paris France


Stock #: 87413
City: Paris
Country: France
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
The Tour Saint - Jacques, is a handsome square Gothic tower, 175 feet in height, erected in 1508 - 22, which stands in the centre of a charming square. It is the sole relic of the ancient church of St. James la Boucherie which was sold and demolished in 1709, the tower being now used as an observatory. In the hall on the ground floor is a statue of Pascal, who is said to have conducted his experiments in atmospheric pressure from the summit of the tower.

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