Saving the oldest
church in Paris
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.
Don't miss the unfinished statue of Virgin Mary with Child sculpted the 13th century.