La Tour St-Jacques :
Tour St-Jacques is in the late gothic style and was built in 1523. It is all that is left of an ancient church. The rest of the church was destroyed after the French Revolution. The Tower was used by a French physicist Blaise Pascal in the 17th Century for his experiments with barometers. There is a monument to him inside the tower. Queen Victoria of Britain passed by this tower in the mid 1800s, and gave her name to a nearby street "Avenue Victoria". I think given normal Anglo-French relations over the years, there are not too many British people commemorated in France! Please note however that this Tower is NOT open to the public.