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Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres

3 Place Saint Germain des Pres, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 55 42 81 33
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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 23 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the church is under construction right now and thee quarters of it is blocked off with tape and scaffolding. But you can tell it is beautiful, and has a magnificent organ. We will definitely return once the renovation work is completed

1  Thank CinderellaDearest
Reviewed 4 April 2017

One of Paris' oldest quarters features this lovely church. Some of it has been rebuilt, but it has integrity and is an important site.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 14 February 2017

First built as an Abby in the 6th century by the Merovingian kings of Neustria the grounds were almost completely destroyed during the French Revolution. Very simplistic in architecture yet full of history regarding French wars with Spain and the Arab invasion of southern France....More

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This church has an roman tower, and is situated like in a village in the center of the little characteristic streets of the district with many shops of art, it is old Paris church, the area is the meeting place of intellectuals of rive gauche;

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres is a wonderful church to visit when in Paris. It is a Catholic Church that was established in 542. Coming from America I appreciate and sometimes can't wrap my head around buildings that are this old. The building has had damage...More

1  Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Another great Paris church within the heart of fashionable Saint Germain. Reportedly the oldest church in Paris, it exudes history and is definitely a must-see for any history or architecture lover. The interior is truly fascinating (note the interesting murals that are currently undergoing some...More

1  Thank CPaM68
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This really is a must see. Even if churches don't usually do it for you then you will probably be visiting the left bank anyway so do drop in. This is the site of the oldest extant church in Paris, founded nearly 1500 years ago...More

1  Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This church is historic in its own right. Aside that Ernest Hemingway and Pauline lived nearby and some of his favourite bars and restaurants are within walking distance, one of the most memorable things to do at the Church of Saint Germain des Pres is...More

1  Thank warren D
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had peeked in on a previous trip but there was a wedding in progress so we didn't disturb them. This time I planned to go on Sun morning and experience mass. We got there early and wandered around to see the sixth century building....More

1  Thank wanderlust_3351
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our first day in Paris we walked from our hotel to the Louvre and then turned around and walked all the way to Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres. It was a landmark that I was seeking and we went inside. There are no lines of tourists here....More

Thank travel7continents
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
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Response from Lavarcham | Reviewed this property |
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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)