In the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the church of the same name is the oldest church in Paris, founded in 543.
The Abbey of Saint Germain des Prés had great artistic, intellectual and liturgical influence throughout the old regime.
During the Revolution, it was converted into a general saltpeter depot and cannon foundry. It was made cult until 1803. Today it is parish church and bears witness to its prestigious past.