ENSURING THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORY
FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
The Saint Germain des Prés church is a listed ‘Monument Historique’ (1862).
The restoration of the church was launched in 2012 under the authority of the City of Paris and other regional, civic, historical, and preservation organizations. The works are under the direction of Pierre-Antoine Gatier.
The renovation has been laid out in five successive tranches. Renovation of each tranche is contingent
upon the completion of all works in the previous tranche and a full pre-funding of the upcoming tranche.
Works are scheduled to be completed by the Fall of 2021, funds permitting. The budgeted cost to complete the entire project is approximately $7.5 million. As agreed with the contracting civic authorities, 85% of the project’s cost will be borne by private donors.
As of Fall 2020, four of the five tranches have been fully funded and completed. The final tranche is due
to start in Winter 2020-2021, but, owing to the pandemic and other events, funding has recently fallen well short of need.
Thanks to generous donors across the United States and around the world, ‘American Friends for the
Preservation of Saint Germain des Prés’ has been able to contribute a substantial portion of funds raised to date. It is now committed to a final push to get the project ‘over the line’. We need your help.
For a complete and detailed account of the extraordinary renovation of Paris’s oldest church, we invite you to consult the Restoration Catalogue below or by following this link