Part of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church has just been restored (and it looks amazing!)

The chœur des Moines (Monk’s chancel) in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, not far from our hotels, has just been completely restored at a cost of over a million euros, and unsurprisingly it looks incredible!

Here’s all the info to plan your visit.

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Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois is the oldest church in Paris, founded in 543, and happens to be very close to our hotels. A large-scale programme of restoration is currently being done and will continue until 2020, costing a total of over six million euros.

The first fruit of this extraordinary endeavour is the restoration of the chœur des Moines which dates from 1840. The paintings by Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin based on the Old and New Testament had become rather dirty over the years, and have finally been cleaned up.

The chancel’s stained-glass windows have also been repaired and made rain-proof, and the wooden furniture has also been brought back to its former glory. Le chœur des Moines now sparkles like the day it was first created!

Une première partie de l'église Saint-Germain-des-Prés restaurée
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More lovely photos of the place can be seen in a gallery on this page.

Feel free to drop by and check out this amazing church – there really isn’t anything like it elsewhere in Paris and it’s not far from us at all!

The Saint-Germain-des-Prés church (here) is open every day from 8am-7.45pm

Admission: free!

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