Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Paris

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Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres is all that remains of a sixth-century abbey of the same name, destroyed during the French Revolution. With royal patronage, it soon became one of the wealthiest abbeys in France, as well as a center for scholars. King Childebert I commissioned the abbey and church to house. The abbey got its named from Childebert's close advisor and the Bishop of Paris, Germain--who was later canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Among its claims to fame are the facts that Louis-César de Bourbon, son of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan, was an abbot here and that philosopher René Descartes was buried here. To visit Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris travel planner.
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  • A great walk on the Blvd Saint Germain until a quiet square. Gothic style, but at humane proportion. Wonderful architecture. 
    A great walk on the Blvd Saint Germain until a quiet square. Gothic style, but at humane proportion. Wonderful architecture.  more »
  • First visit Nov 2019. To be clear, in any other city this would not only be worthy of 5 stars it might be the absolute star of the show. On this visit there were renovations underway that will... 
    First visit Nov 2019. To be clear, in any other city this would not only be worthy of 5 stars it might be the absolute star of the show. On this visit there were renovations underway that will...  more »
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  • Depuis longtemps j'y étais pas venu... Après rénovations cette abbaye esr devenue une magnifique fête d'yeux... En tout mariage du bleu avec golden jaune....Et sans oublier: visitez y pour prendre des photos d architecture
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