Sunday, March 17, 2013

Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois



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Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois


Back when the Louvre was still a royal palace (Palais du Louvre), Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois was its church.  The impressive and unique bell tower dates from the 12th century and was the only Romanesque survival.  It was later transformed to the Gothic style in the 19th century.


It does enjoy a lofty view of the Louvre


bon dimanche

Église Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois
2, place du Louvre
75001, Paris
Métro Louvre-Rivoli ou Pont Neuf

15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome capture of an awesome bell tower and I love your composition, Genie! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!
Hugs
Sylvia

Randy said...

That is truly amazing.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Breathtaking!!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

There was something about this church when I first walked into it ........ I was too busy photographing the inside to take a shot of the tower outside!.
Bisous

Louise said...

Lovely shot. I'm so excited about seeing different churches next visit. There's so much wonderment to see.

ALAIN said...

Une église qui ne peut être que romanesque, puisque c'est la paroisse des artistes.

M said...

The tower (and your capture of it) is a delectable confection! Bon dimanche!

Virginia said...

I love this church.
V

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!!!

Loree said...

That's one gorgeous facade.

Starman said...

I think a lot of people miss this place because of its close proximity to le Louvre, but it's worth an effort.

Mary said...

It's enormous. And 12th century. That is a mind bender.. :)

Paulita said...

Very imposing!

Jack said...

It is a honey, Genie.

Pierre BOYER said...

Very nice....

Pierre