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Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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One of the oldest churches in the city, this cathedral's interior is highlighted by a series of colorful frescoes.
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3 Place Saint Germain des Pres, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 55 42 81 33
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing special. Eglise St. Germain l’Auxerrois and Eglise Saint -Severin are more beautiful re stain glass

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Benedictine Abbey was founded in the 6th century, rebuilt in the 17th century, and the beautiful quarter of Saint-Germain-des-Prés developed around the abbey. The church interior is solemn and austere but it is hard to find a church more atmospheric. Unfortunately, the interior is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church; quaint and in a great neighbourhood filled with cafes and shops. Free to enter and see; donate to help fund the renovation.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right now -- August 2018 -- if you stop in Saint-Germain-des-Pres, you will be greated by walls and walls of scaffolding and tarps. Go ahead and walk down the aisle and take a look at what they are doing. The congregation, diocese, whomever is undertaking...More

Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Very few people know the Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres is one of the oldest in France, originally the church of a powerfull abbey. As early as 558, King Childebert, son of King Clovis, founded the Saint-Germain-des-Pres abbey in the middle of meadows. It was consecrated by...More

Thank gillespradere
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We were disappointed to see the signs of deterioration of this church. Looks like it will take major amounts of money to get it back in shape (and where will that money come from?)

Reviewed 29 July 2018

From outside it feels like a remnant of medieval Paris, and from the inside the colorful interior dazzles you. It is all beautifully painted in all colours and has some amazing stained glass. It is in the renovation process currently but it is certainly still...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Walking distance from Cafe de Flore. The renovations were not completed yet but the vibrant colors on the walls, columns, and the ceilings are divine. The stained glass windows are one of the best I’ve ever seen.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

On entering this church you are struck by how colorful the walls and ceiling are. Very beautiful interior. Also, the small park space outside is a nice peaceful place to sit and relax for a while.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful church this is. Colorful walls. Currently under renovation and accepting donations.

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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic
and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is
dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops,
ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants.
Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine
art school and small museums hide in unassuming
squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the
oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented
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Reginald C
9 March 2016|
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Response from B7525TLpaula | Reviewed this property |
its not called after German Saints. Germain was a popular name once upon a time and it means "brother". During Medieval Times one Abbot called Germain win from the king the site to construct an Abby. This permision to... More
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Response from Randy M | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Saturday - 12:15 pm and 7:00 pm Sunday - 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 5:00 pm (in Spanish), 7:00 (for children)