Churches of Paris - Eglises de Paris
Eglise Saint-Séverin

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3, rue des Prêtres Saint-Séverin, 75005 Paris

The Saint-Severin Church is the oldest church of left Bank of Paris.  Small church of the Latin Quarter encircled of superb garguoilles and impressive collections of old and modern stained glasses, it today preserves the oldest bell of the capital, melted in 1412.  Its name comes from Severin, a hermit who lived there and prayed in a small rudimentary oratory.  A basilica was built there a little later, but it was destroyed by the Vikings.  The parish church that we know was built in XIth century.  Its Gothic appearance blazing date of XVth century.  The marble chorus was offered by the duchess of Montpensier, German cousin of Louis XIV.  The fabulous "déambulatoire" of this church offers a superb example of pillars palm trees to completely geometrical architecture.  The organ is signed Jean Ferrand.

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