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 and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris travel planner .
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  • So well passing by the front went into the in thing was looked into. It was a church feel great historical weight, so much older than the Notre Dame church. Inside, some repair work in now.
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  • The Church with a very rich history in no second Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Once there were relics of this m.in. Gold cross of King Solomon (how much truth in this?) and the ashes. Germana (it just happened I believe). In this church is where the Kings of the Merovingian era. All this was destroyed during the French Revolution. The Church is very nice (though certainly not as the Cathedral of Notre-Dame) with a Romanesque nave. Now a partial renovation. Entrance card-guide of the Church. It is worth noting that in the Church, he was buried in the famous philosopher Descartes, and here is the heart of the Polish King John II Casimir (all the rest in the Wawel Castle). Recommend.
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  • Especially do not seek to be impressed by the size or the architecture of this church! On the other hand, take the time to learn about its history!
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  • Very old Church. Amazing
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • So cool.

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