Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris

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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 .
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  • Not to be missed. An imposing façade, a beautiful altarpiece and beautiful stained glass Windows. Too bad it is not more visited because you can afford a beautiful moment of peace and serenity before heading towards the Louvre or the shopping district of the Halles.
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  • It Is one of the oldest churches in Paris, although its building has been substantially rebuilt. Under the OLD regime to the arrival of San Germain L'osserois belonged to the Louvre-that is, in this church prayed inhabitants of the palace. On the façade-statues of the royal Blood, ranked at different times to the Saints. Some refer to the 15th century, others-later copies, installed instead of the lost. It is Necessary to go inside to look at polychromic sculptures of the 1400-ies, antique stained-glass windows and magnificent wall paintings. There's Usually no one here.
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  • 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.
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