• Location
    Saint-Germain-des-Prés church
  • Address
    3 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris 6e
  • Link
  • Metro
    Line 4 : Saint-Germain-des-Prés
    Line 10 : Mabillon
  • Vélib'
    143 Boulevard Saint-Germain/ 1 rue saint Benoit/ 7 rue du sabot, Paris 6e
  • Autolib''
    4 Rue de Montfaucon/ 38 Rue du Four/ 5 rue Jacques Callot, Paris 6e

Herman-Salque-Parisien, 2019

© Pascal Bouclier

Richard Galliano solo, 2019

© Pascal Bouclier

Eric Bibb invite Ablaye Cissoko, 2015

© Géraldine Santin

Youn Sun Nah, 2014

© Pascal Bouclier

Quatuor Ébène et Michel Portal, 2013

© Pascal Bouclier

Kenny Barron piano solo, 2009

© Pascal Bouclier

Stefano di Battista & Laurent de Wilde, 2012

© Pascal Bouclier

Décor pictural entièrement rénové

Détail du décor pictural entièrement rénové

Since it was founded in 543, the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés has been the epicentre of the district, and the whole world knows that the heart of Paris beats in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It was one of the first religious buildings in Paris, the very first basilica in the capital, and is one of the jewels in our heritage. This church is exceptional in terms of its history, its architecture and the wealth of works it contains. The abbey was listed in 1862, following the creation of the Monuments Historiques department.

The restoration of the church, begun in 2012 and led by the architect Victor Baltard, and the works of the painter Hippolyte Flandrin enable the building to bear witness to the virtuosity of artists practising religious art in the 19th century. The project includes all the murals, furniture, paintings, sculptures and woodwork, as well as the unpainted facings and medieval capitals.

As a long-standing partner of the festival and a place that has always welcomed the arts, this unique venue enriches each concert that is performed here with a resonance that is both sonic and emotional, as well as offering an exceptional setting in which to (re)discover great artists and their music.