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Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois

Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, France
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    Laurel W
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    3 Aug 15, 2013

    The striking exterior of the church is an excellent example of 15th century French Gothic architecture. We viewed in on a historical walking tour of Gothic Churches given by Context Travel.

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    5 Jun 29, 2012
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Built in the 7th century but destroyed, then rebuilt in the 11th century, Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois was built by the Merovingian Foundation and carries a plethora of history and lore. This was the church that the sitting kings of France would attend, and is also called the Church of the Louvre because of its proximity to the Louvre Museum. Throughout the life of the building, many additions have ... read more
been made. The bell for the church played a pivotal role in beginning the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of Huguenots at the hands of Parisians.

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