Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris

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Founded in the seventh century, Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois is famous for its bell, Marie, which sounded on Aug. 23, 1572, marking the beginning of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. That day, a mob killed thousands of Huguenots, or French Protestants, visiting the city for a royal wedding. Despite its gory history, this church offers many beautiful things to see, including a 15th-century wooden statue of St. Germain, a stone statue of St. Vincent sculpted about the same time, a wooden Flemish altarpiece, and the famous church wardens pew, where important people sat. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois by using our Paris trip builder website .
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  • September 29, 2017
    Lovers of beautiful old churches will not fail to take the time to visit usefully this busy Church of history
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  • September 23, 2017
    Louvre, Seine, is a beautiful and ancient Church, which has a long and dubious history of the Catholic Church of St. Germain Osserskogo. Worth a visit.
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  • September 18, 2017
    I could never imagine that on the side of the Louvre existed a church so beautiful, it was a blessed day and recommend it to everyone.
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  • August 27, 2017
    I never entered this church, but came upon it during my first walk in the city. The sight of the tower took my breath away. Simply stunning. I would love to tour this historic site, one of Paris's oldest churches.
  • September 18, 2017
    This church is just a short walk from the Metro and the Louvre. The outside facade & the interior are very grand. It's worth the visit & very typical of French Cathedrals. Highly recommended
  • August 3, 2017
    smaller church with nice stained glass, towers, and arches... usually not crowded.
  • September 5, 2017
    Magic with a guitar playing filling the air with his classic guitar music...
  • September 8, 2017
    My favorite! No crowds, no lines, no noise.

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