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Saint Julien le Pauvre, Paris: 8 reviews and 22 photos

  1. Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre
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  • 1. Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre - Paris
      1. Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre
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  • 2. History and concert signs - Paris
      2. History and concert signs
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  • 3. Velib' station behind the church - Paris
      3. Velib' station behind the church
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This aptly-named church (Saint Julien the Poor) is within sight of Nôtre Dame, but is as poor and plain and the cathedral is rich and elaborate.

They say this is the oldest church in Paris, dating from the 12th century. It was built on the site of an even older chapel dedicated to St. Julien, which was already in existence when the Bishop Grégoire de Tours stayed here in the year 580.

The church had its ups and downs through the centuries. During the Revolution in 1793 it became a salt-warehouse and wasn't used as a church again until 1826.

In 1889 Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre was turned over to the Greek-Melkite-Catholic denomination, who still use it today.

The church is also used for recitals and small concerts, typically two different concerts per evening, the first at 18:30 and the second at 21:00.

Second photo: Signs on the church fence, telling of the church's history and upcoming concerts.

Third photo: Velib' station 5009 on rue du Fouarre, behind the church.

Vélib' 5009
Métro Saint-Michel, Maubert-Mutualité
Aerial view and photo of Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre on monumentum.fr
GPS 48°51'7.23" North; 2°20'49.05" East

Website: http://www.people.ku.edu/~asnow/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2014
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