Paris is known for many things....
...the city of lights
.....the city of love
.....the city of fashion

It's also a city with a LOT of churches! I find Paris to be perfectly packed full of beautiful, old, unique cathedrals and churches. I have found that one of my favorite things to do while walking around town, is to just pop inside the different ones I see and just have a little visit.  Most all the churches are open daily and free to the public.  To some people, this may seem incredibly boring and to some, they may all look the same (i.e. Once you've seen one, they all look the same..) I promise though, if you really take the time to soak in all the details and the ambiance, you will find that each church has a certain character not like any other. Not to mention, if you are a fan of historic sites, these are perfect!

Here are just a couple that I really like:

Saint Augustin

This church is located right down the corner from our apartment, and it has become an extremely enjoyable part of my days....walking past, admiring the deep blue dome and touch of red. Maybe I'm partial to it because it is my neighbor...and also, it has continued to be a lifesaver for me.  If I am every exploring the streets of my neighborhood and get lost, I can almost always count on spotting the dome of Saint Augustin and BAM, I can find my way back. =)
While this one might be less "unknown" than some of the others in Paris, I find it absolutely breathe taking. It's not in tip top condition on the inside either, but considering it was built in the 1860's, you can gain some major respect for it. 

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Saint Sulpice

Compared to most of the other churches in Paris, the style and theme of this building is much more castle-like and much less Gothic, in feel. I found Saint Sulpice to be very interesting and beautiful because of it's uniqueness and serenity.  The surrounding area was much less busy & much less touristy(than say, the lovely Notre Dame Cathedral) and very quiet and relaxing.  In front of the church stands a large fountain/monument which adds to the atmosphere. 








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Sacre Coeur

This one is a unique beauty and also located on the highest point in Paris; Butte Montmartre.  This obviously adds to it's charm.  Making your way up the hill towards the church only builds your excitement and anticipation to finally get to the top! It's a hike, but it is well worth it. The view of the city from the top is quite the view!  This one is a very popular spot to visit. 










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