7 Paris 1er arrondissement Eglise Saint-Germain L'Auxerrois

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Just across the road from the Louvre museum, I bet this church is often missed. But it is well worth a visit. The "Father of French journalism" is buried here : he died in 1653, and there is still a  literary award named after him. 

( see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A9ophraste_Renaudot )

There is also a very pretty "VIP pew" in here, and a lovely wall collection box. The first church on the site was destroyed by the Vikings in the 9th century. The present one almost got demolished in the 19th century renovation of  Paris. Apparently, the bells of this church were used to call people to attack the protestants on the night of the terrible Saint Barthelemew massacre in 1572. (St. Bartholomew's Day massacre - Wikipedia )



























Yearly artists' service


Chapel of great North African saint, Augustine.


Collectiion box for the local poor







Modern statue of Saint Louis

Founder of first church on site




There was a temporary chapel for Our Lady of Guadeloupe.

This is the VIP pew, if I understand correctly.

Tomb of Renaudot, Father of the press in France



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