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Saint-Jacques Tower in France, Paris resort

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One of the few late Gothic buildings in Paris. The tower is a bell tower of the church of the same name, now lost.

The church was built at the beginning of the 15th century, funded by butchers, and was then called Saint-Jacques-la-Bouchery, in honor of its patrons ... Initially, the church belonged to the Romanesque style, but after a century it was rebuilt in the Gothic style. At the same time, the bell tower, the current tower, was added.

The fate of the church cannot be called happy, this is one of those examples when centuries-old values are lost due to a coup d'etat. After the Great Revolution, the church was literally dismantled brick by brick for the needs of the revolutionary government.

The bell tower was given over to a production workshop for bullets.

By the 20th century, the tower was completely nationalized and declared a national treasure. At the top was a statue of the scientist Pascal, who measured the atmospheric pressure at the top of the tower.

Also in memory of the great scientist, a meteorological station was opened here in 1981.
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