Saint Jacques and Place du Châtelet

Saint Jacques is the remains of the former church of Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie
("Saint James of the butchery").
It is located on the shore of the Seine, across from the Conciergerie

On the left is the Palm Tree Fountain constructed in 1806
Saint Jacques is in the center with the Lyrique opera house on the right

The Palm Tree Fountain is located in the square known as Place du Châtelet
There is actually a small pool of water in the base

The Palm Tree Fountain was constructed to celebrate French victories in battle
Here is a closeup of the Goddess of Victory

Saint Jacques and the Palm Tree Fountain

The church of Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie was built in 1509 to 1523
The church was demolished in 1797 but the tower remains
Buried beneath the tower is the scribe and alchemist Nicolas Flamel

Gargoyles occupy the top of the tower

A close up of fine stone work at the top of the tower

There is a statue of the mathematician Blaise Pascal visible in the base

One last shot of the Palm Tree Fountain