THE CHURCH

A PARISIAN  

LANDMARK 

SINCE 543 

HISTORY

A structure built just outside Medieval Paris, Saint Germain des Prés has survived over 1,400 years as the city's oldest church.  The storied history of this institution runs through the ages, from Viking incursions to the French Revolution, Concordats and beyond.  See history from inside the walls of Saint Germain des Prés, click below.

CULTURE

The cultural influence of Saint Germain des Prés has reached far beyond its hallowed halls for centuries. The church has impacted Parisian neighborhoods, as well as the lives of philosophers, artists, students, and countless patrons.  Click below to explore the cultural impact of Saint Germain des Prés on people, places, and ideas throughout history.

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Contact Us:

Carol Donohue, Foundation Administrator

American Friends for the Preservation of Saint Germain des Prés Inc

Phone: (410) 543-2126           Fax: (410) 543-2417

Background Photo: 075 Paris - Eglise Saint Germain des Pres by Photos et Voyages, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0