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St-Germain l'Auxerrois

Address: 2 place du Louvre | 1er, Paris, France (Louvre / Palais-Royal)
Phone Number: 01-42-60-13-96
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Ranked #219 of 1,108 things to do in Paris
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois is a beautiful building in the premiere arrondisement at 2 place du Louvre. Completed in the 15th century, the church is steeped in history. Worth visiting!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois is an impressive church facing the Louvre. It consists of several styles: Roman, Gothic and Renaissance. The most striking exterior feature is the porch, with a rose window and a balustrade above which encircles the whole church. The interior contains intricately carved woodwork. While visiting the church, a guitarist was playing classical music. The acoustics were fantastic for this... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

look l know little of art, but on visiting this church we were totally blown away by the art on display which can be found all over the church, further the headlight windows were simply amazing and the light penetrating the church enhanced the viewing pleasure. We wee also lucky to be there when to ladies were practicing the singing... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

St-Germain is one of many ancient churches in Paris that no-one has heard of. I stayed in the hotel next door so my discovery of this beautiful church was accidental. What a gem! It's right behind the Louvre and is a quiet haven away from all the other tourists. It holds some wonderful paintings, and has a link to the... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We would never have found out or visited this church if it were not beside our hotel. This church is like a miniature version of the more famous Notre Dame church. The similarity lies in the gothic style. The stained glass inside the church is beautiful and is for me the main attraction for tourists. There are also some paintings... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My hotel room ( Relais de louvre) had a view to this church, so each morning I opened the curtains to see its lovely architecture complete with gargoyles while I was in Paris. I went inside the church for a brief visit and was surprised by the beautiful stained glass, well worth a brief visit.

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Asheville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We walked into this place by accident when we were looking for a short cut to get from Ile de la Citie to Angelina's. If you're in the area to see the Louvre (almost next door) take a few minutes to stroll through this old church. You won't stay a long time. It isn't that kind of place. But, it's... More 

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Mascalucia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This church is right across from the Louvre so definitely take a minute to enjoy the architecture of the building before visiting the museum. It is a stunning church.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It is amazing how this lovely old church that is so full of history (both good and bad) remains almost unscathed by the usual onslaught of tourists in Paris. It stands in the shadow of the Louvre because--back when the Louvre was still "le Palais du Louvre," a royal palace--l'Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois was its church. This truly was the parish... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Can you believe this?.... there has been a church on this site since the 7th century. That's from 600 AD... quite mind-boggling when you stop munching on your crispy baguette. Its bearing is laden with Roman,Gothic and Renaissance styles. The most striking feature of exterior is the porch with arose window and a balustrade above,which circles the whole church. I... More 

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