Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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saint_germain_abbey_parisFounded in the 6th century by the son of Clovis, Childebert.
– Became one of the richest in France, a pantheon for Merovingian kings and a center of intellectual life in the French Catholic church until the French Revolution, a large explosion of gun powder destroyed almost all of the complex.
– The abbey church remains as the Église de Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
– The church is the result of a renovation in the nineteenth century.
Gave its name to the quarter of Saint-Germain-des-Prés that developed around the abbey.
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