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Why locals love it

This is yet another beautiful church for history lovers to visit, especially as it’s all that remains of the historic Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In the 7th century, Saint-Germain-des-Près was a prosperous area that belonged to Benedictine monks. Ambitious renovations began in 2011.

Why you should visit it

Interesting and detailed information about the renovation project is available here: www.depuis543.org. Church members also try to play a role in the revitalisation of the neighbourhood. It's worth knowing that the surrounding streets are now so expensive that a lot of families have left to live elsewhere.

Special tip

Don't miss the unfinished statue of Virgin Mary with Child sculpted the 13th century.

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Gorgeous!
Eléonore
Local Ambassador
November 2, 2017

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