Église de Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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Address: 3 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris
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Ranked #116 of 140 in France

Ranked #52 of 61 in Ile-de-France

Ranked #45 of 53 in Paris

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The church as seen from south-west

Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

The Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ de pʁe]), just beyond the outskirts of early medieval Paris, was the burial place of Merovingian kings of Neustria. At that time, the Left Bank of Paris was prone to flooding from the Seine, so much of the land could not be built upon and the Abbey stood in the middle of meadows, or prés in French, thereby explaining its...

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