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St-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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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  • If you come to the Louvre, you can view and this church is located. The Church of St. Germaine (Herman) Oserskogo a very ancient, built with the 12-th century. From those times only the Bell Tower (and yes it was changed during the restoration in the 19-th century), the rest of the Church refer to 13-15 centuries that still deserves respect. The Church was built in the architectural style of the "flaming Gothic Cathedral forms as a result of the very attractive and there are many stone ornament on the façade. In General, the Church would be very rough, albeit cute, if not one historical detail-with its bell tower was given a signal of the beginning of the Bartholomew night. This fact makes the Church notable and mandatory for the visit.
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  • The Church is behind the Louvre, is producing architectural elements, both internal and external, details.
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  • Is right near the Louvre, next to the Town Hall of the 1st arrondissement. Was the real Church when the royalty lived in the Louvre and its belfry was given the signal to the St. Bartholomew's day massacre. Has beautiful stained-glass Windows, the right with characters from the Old Testament and on the left, of the New Testament. At the entrance to a packet that has better understand.
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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.
  • Front view facing Louvre....breathe taking. Women Saints....outside....beautiful.
  • One of my favourite places in Paris
  • Maybe more interesting architecture than the Notre Dame. Definitely worth a visit, since you will definitely be in the area.
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