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Église de Saint Germain des Prés, Paris

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Église de Saint Germain des Prés is all that remains of a sixth-century abbey of the same name, destroyed during the French Revolution. With royal patronage, it soon became one of the wealthiest abbeys in France, as well as a center for scholars. King Childebert I commissioned the abbey and church to house. The abbey got its named from Childebert's close advisor and the Bishop of Paris, Germain--who was later canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Among its claims to fame are the facts that Louis-César de Bourbon, son of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan, was an abbot here and that philosopher René Descartes was buried here. To visit Église de Saint Germain des Prés on your trip to Paris, use our Paris itinerary builder.
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  • The Church was covered with Ivy. Seems to be the oldest church in Paris. Built in the 12th century. Massive columns of green and gold tones, wall would think watching feature. I think you described in each country ready willing and to give that min..
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  • By chance I stumbled across this church where stands the imposing Tower. The Interior is not bad although a bit gloomy.
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  • The Abbey Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a former Abbey benedictine of Paris, located in the 6th arrondissement. It had been founded in the middle of the sixth century by the Merovingian King Childebert I and the Bishop of Paris. She has been named one of the favorite neighborhoods of Parisians, but also visitors. Having studied in Paris, I revisited this very old church which suffered the ravages of time, it seems to me to remind me of good memories. I found it dark, badly maintained. She would have deserved a full restore, but the generosity (public and private) seems in Bern. Yet she has many advantages: A very beautiful vault of the nave, beautiful stained glass, a real historical interest, it is also the place of many concerts. So, pray that she finds the splendour of the past. ,
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  • This is the oldest church in Paris. It's central location and open door make for a convenient and quick look through, so it's worthwhile, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it as there are other churches in Paris that are much more beautiful (Saint Chapelle, Saint Sèverin, Saint Eustache, etc.)
  • The Église de Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the oldest church in Paris and the area of Saint-Germain derived its name from this abbey. Beneath the tower built in the 11th-century lies the remains of the Merovingian kings. No, not the French-speaking Merovingian program from the Matrix. It was the dynasty that ruled all of Gaul in the 5th and 6th century. Right in a small part next to the abbey, sitting quietly and out in the open public, is a statue crafted by Picasso.
  • This is the oldest Catholic Church in Paris. It is in need of repair, but is beautiful when the interior lights are light. They have many concerts there, some for free and some for which a ticket is required. We went to a concert that included a soprano, contralto, two violins, a cello, and keyboard. It was wonderful. Check out the website of the church for the dates of concerts.
  • Here, you can feel spirit of the city...
  • Cool to see something this old and beautiful!
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