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Eglise Saint Julien Le Pauvre, Paris

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Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, in full Église Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, is a Melkite Greek Catholic parish church in Paris, France, and one of the city's oldest religious buildings. Built in Romanesque style during the 13th century, it is situated in the 5th arrondissement, on the Left Bank of the Seine River, about 500 meters away from the Musée de Cluny and in the proximity of the Maubert-Mutualité Paris Métro station. It shares a city block with the Square René Viviani.Originally a Roman Catholic place of worship, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre was built in stages from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and granted to the Eastern Catholic Melkite community in 1889. Its design was modified several times, and the resulting church is significantly smaller in size than originally planned.NameThe church was dedicated to two medieval French saints of the same name: Julian of Le Mans and a figure from the region of Dauphiné. "The poor" is said to originate from Julian of Le Mans, whose dedication to the cause of the poor was considered exemplary.
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  • The church was dedicated to two medieval French saints of the same name: Julian of Le Mans and a figure from the region of Dauphiné] "The poor" is said to originate from Julian of Le Mans, whose dedic...  more »
  • We were told by our hotel concierge that this church is one of the oldest in Paris. It is very pretty, but it is small. Apparently, it is only used for concerts now.  more »
  • It is now a venue for concerts. You can find the oldest "resident" of Paris growing in front of the church. It is Robinier...an acacia tree named after the guy who planted it in 1602. It has seen bett...  more »
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  • Very old catholic Greek church - older than its famous neighbor Notre Dame. The interior is very beautiful and interesting.
  • So cute and small church where you can see the best views of Notre Dame
  • Very beautiful church. So different compared to his famous next door! True Church away from crowds of tourists. A part in liason with Orthodox worship.
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  • Beautiful church we have seen a Gospel concert c was great
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  • Nice little church.
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