Friday, September 5, 2014

Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois

Interior of the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris
Interior of the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois
Place du Louvre, 1er arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“The low point in the church's history was August 24, 1572, the evening of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. The tower bells of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois rang, signaling the supporters of Catherine de Médicis, Marguerite de Guise, Charles IX, and the future Henri III to launch a slaughter of thousands of Protestant Huguenots, who'd been invited to celebrate the marriage of Henri de Navarre to Marguerite de Valois.”
(St-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris, Sacred Destinations)

3 comments:

Revrunner said...

Dirty business.

Dina said...

A nice color, the windows. But a black history.

cieldequimper said...

And still it is one of my favourite churches, maybe because of the reminder...