St-Germain-Des-Prés is the oldest church in Paris, France - founded in the 6th century - Romanesque nave and a Gothic choir with gilded capitals. It was part of the extensive Abbey that reached prominence in the Renaissance.
SIGHTS. St-germain-des-prés. Paris's oldest church was built to shelter a simple shard of wood, said to be a relic of Jesus's cross brought back from Spain in AD 542. Vikings came down the Seine and sacked the church, and Revolutionaries used it to store gunpowder, yet the elega