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St-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris

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Founded in the seventh century, St-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. A visit to St-Germain l'Auxerrois represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This church alongside the Louvre stands out thanks to a very unique, fascinating Gothic style for yours truly, it goes well in a context like Abe. Worth a quick visit, perhaps at the end of a visit to the Louvre.
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  • The Church of St Germain l'Auxerrois was in the 14th century the favorite Church of Kings, who came here to take mass. Located right across from one side of the Louvre Museum and is open from 8 a.m. to 19. Very nice from the outside, the Church belongs to the Gothic style fiammegiante; the façade is impressive, because it has a portico with three portals and a Bell Tower, whose Bell triggered for Parisians to the Saint Bartholomew's day massacre. Inside, five naves, there are located the remains of various court artists. A curiosity: in 1500 was the favorite Church by King, that there were mass. Linked to different historical events, among them the famous and tragic slaughter of the ' Night of St. Bartholomew (August 24 1572) when, on the eve of the wedding between Henry of Navarre and Marguerite de Valois the Parisian population, Catholic and therefore strongly anti-Protestant (Lutheran reformation was in full), they hurled violently against the Huguenots who came to town to attend the wedding. That night the dead there were thousands of them.
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  • On the way to the Louvre, is this enormous Catholic Church, with a very nice and particular facade. You get right away from the new bridge, or from the area of les Marais. Essential visits within walking distance of the famous Museum.
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  • This eye-catching church is just next to the 1st arrondissement city hall, and thus they have been using the outer grailing to showcase local photography and photographic exhibits as a sort outdoor exhibition space just across from the Louvre.
  • Went here a couple times. Once for mass and another time to hear a concert. Great venue for the concert, highly recommend. The outside of the church is highly ornate, complete with gargoyles.
  • What they could do in history is just awesome. Loved it.
  • has a very good painting of adem and eve..
  • Front view facing Louvre....breathe taking. Women Saints....outside....beautiful.