Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris

4.6
Founded in the seventh century, Eglise 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois by using our Paris trip builder website .
Create an itinerary including Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
170 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • My wife and I visited this past Sunday. I didn’t even see this church on any lists of places to visit but I’m glad I walked by it. The doors were open and entry was free. I love visiting old European ...  more »
  • Although it was built in the 6th century... it has continued to beautify! When we are on the Island of the City, and we look north... it stands in front with all its charm. This place has taken over the Cathedral of Our Lady since the tragic fire
    View original
Google
  • Beautiful church next to the Louvre with free entry. The inside is absolutely stunning rich in history. The statues, the stained glass and the altar were very beautiful and worth the visit. Recommend visiting if you have time.
  • This Roman Catholic Church is one of the many churches you'll find in Paris, it is closer to the Louvre Museum, the tower is impressive, the church has stained glass and a rose window, there are wooden statues , and the Flemish altarpiece is just amazing. This one is worth visiting too. This place is next to the city hall of the district of Paris.
Places to stay near Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois

Plan your trip to Paris

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Paris

View all >
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Paris

View all >
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Paris

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Paris

4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h

Shopping in Paris

View all >
3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Paris

3.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h