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Je pense, donc je suis

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the oldest church in Paris. It was built by the Merovingian king Childebert in the 6th century to house what was believed to be a fragment of the true cross. The word prés (pray) means “field.” If you … Continue reading

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Comme on connaît ses saints, on les honore

Saint-Sulpice is just a stroll from my summer home in the Luxembourg Gardens. It is the second largest church in Paris. The present church was built in the 17th century over the foundations of an earlier Romanesque building. The construction … Continue reading

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