Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

“The freestanding Tour Saint-Jacques”; ca. 1867

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Saint-Jacques Tower (Tour Saint-Jacques) is a monument 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 butchery”), which was demolished in 1797, during the French Revolution, – like many other churches, 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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One response

  1. Nicolas Flamel and his wife/muse Pernelle, the fascinating alchemist couple, were buried somewhere where Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie used to be . Flanel’s grave was open a few days later and it was found empty . At least that’s what was said by the time .

    March 29, 2016 at 9:03 pm

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