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The Gargoyles of Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie - PARIS-2018-45

A crop of the gargoyles of the former 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France, on Rue de Rivoli at Rue Nicolas Flamel.

 

This 52-metre (171 ft) Flamboyant Gothic tower is all that remains of the former 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie ("Saint James of the butchers"), which was demolished in 1797, during the French Revolution, leaving only the tower. What remains of the destroyed church of St. Jacques La Boucherie is now considered a national historic landmark.

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Taken on July 5, 2018