Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris

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The oldest church in Paris, founded in the year 542 by King Childebert. The church as it exists today dates mainly from the 11th century, the period in which it became the center of a powerful Benedictine abbey. The Revolution witnessed the suppression of the abbey in 1794, when most of the monastic buildings were put to the torch. Earlier, 318 priests had been hacked to death nearby by a mob on 3 September 1792. The church underwent significant restoration in the 19th century, ensuring the pres
Hours: Open Daily 8.00AM - 7.30PM
Address: 3 place St-Germain-des-Prés
Directions: Métro: St-Germain-des-Prés

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