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St-Germain l'Auxerrois

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Address: 2 place du Louvre | 1er, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-42-60-13-96
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I love the "Gothic " style and so obviously I loved this church,the outside of it is architecturally stunning, I would haved liked pews better than the chairs inside but hey cant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Richmond, Virginia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I love the "Gothic " style and so obviously I loved this church,the outside of it is architecturally stunning, I would haved liked pews better than the chairs inside but hey cant have everything ...loved this church.

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Close to Louvre and super nice church. Look for it and visit, it's a perfect example of the French gotic definetely not to be missed!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

While there are some nice renaissance features and some lovely stained-glass windows it's the soaring gothic columns and the huge enclosed which most impressed me in this sizeable church. No doubt it also impressed all the medieval peasants who had to pay for it, Royal families from the Valois on made St Germain their parish church, and while it didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Worth a visit due to it's rich history, including the fact that the royal family worshiped there when the Louvre was their palace.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Facing the eastern facade of the Louvre, this was the parish church of the royal family when the Louvre was still a Royal Palace. it has seen many historic occasions and incident -- all of which are well documented in other reviews and good guide books. During the Revolution, it was used as a store house and police station. Much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We first visited this beautiful church just across the street from the Louvre about a year and a half ago. It's in the guidebooks, but none of them seem to put much priority on it. You, on the other hand, should. Before the Louvre was a museum, it was the royal palace, and Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois was the royal family's parish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The church is located in front of Le Louvre building. It is almost 1500 years old. The current building is the result of 300 years of renovations with Roman, Gothic and Renaissance styles. One of the events that took place in the church happened during the Wars of Religion : its bell rang to sign the beginning of the St... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a somber, wonderful, heavy in an intimate way church. Just across from the less spectacular side of the--of course, still spectacular--Louvre is this ancient gem. Some sources say parts of the church date as early as the 7th century, most say it was finished in the 12th or 15th...whatever it is, you feel it. Is it the Gothic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stumbled accross this little gem in the surrounding area around the Louvre. We were searching for a nice coffee shop and walked right passed this place. As you can imagine I didnt allow myself go very far without taking a few snaps, it really is a beautiful building. Only thing is that it seems to be under a bit of... More 

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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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