Tour Saint-Jacques

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The Tour Saint-Jacques (French pronunciation: [tuʁ sɛ̃ ʒak], 'Saint James's Tower') is a monument located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France, at the intersection of Rue de Rivoli with 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.[2]

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Tour Saint-Jacques
Saint-Jacques Tower in April 2015
48°51′28.7″N 2°20′56.1″E
Location4th arrondissement of Paris
TypeChurch ruins
Height52 metres (171 ft)
Beginning date1509
Completion date1523
Dedicated toSt. James the Great
CriteriaCultural: ii, iv, vi
Designated1998 (22nd session)
Part ofRoutes of Santiago de Compostela in France
Reference no.868-031
RegionEurope and North America
Reference no.PA00086479[1]

What remains of the destroyed church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie is now considered a national historic landmark.