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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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  • He would write two books at least. Walk street of fine arts, Visconti, wait the terrace for dining society, it's good, it's fresh, it is Costes, keep it simple, the heart of salmon, big snails, the side of calf, Tartarus. Take the aperitif at Da Rosa, a few oysters or whelks in front, visit visit, enter, scan, walk. Everything say you would be too simple. Browse, live, dream. Or contact me! Book Ralph Lauren, eat pasta at Caffè Toscano at my friends, drink wine almost face-to-face with Sardinian botargo, always good pasta. Cabbages in the face of the Delacroix Museum two not.
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  • This is without doubt the oldest church for me. Conserved doesn't look like it was built in the 1st century. Worth to be visited. It's free and just walk the streets around it, it's an invitation for the visitation.
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  • A church that few people know about and that the regulars of the flora or the two Magots ignore while it is steeped in history
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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...
  • So quiet pieceful old church. Good to take time to pray..