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Eglise Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre

Eglise Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre is one of the oldest churches in Paris . It was built by Cluniac monks on the site of a small oratory in the sixth century on the road to St Jacques de Compostela. In Gothic style , fresh out of the Romanesque period, it has to imposing buttresses supporting the apses.

Cathedral Address: 1, rue Saint-Julien le Pauvre 23, quai de Montebello, 75005, Paris France
Area: Latin Quarter
Arrondissement: 5th
Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 9.30am - 1pm/3pm - 6pm, Sunday: 9.30am - 1pm/3pm - 6.30pm
Transport: M° (Metro) - Saint Michel (M4) or Cluny - La Sorbonne (M10); RER - Saint Michel-Notre Dame
Entry Cost: Free of charge

History of the Eglise Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre

Built in 1821, St. Nicolas of Myra is the first Catholic church east and Marseille in France and was home to many Eastern Catholics.

Throughout history, trade relations existed between Marseille and the East.

With the arrival of the East, newly landed in Marseille in the nineteenth century, the creation of a Greek Melkite Catholic parish becomes necessary and indispensable in Marseille. A request was then sent to the diocesan authority. The Archbishop of Myra, Bishop Maximos Mazloum, took heart at the request of his countrymen and built the church of Saint Nicolas of Myra.

Measuring 25m long and 12m wide, this church has one nave and has a forum. The iconostasis, which includes those with the high altar of the Annunciation and Saint-Georges, is a kind of wall on which are painted icons of Our Lord, the Virgin, the twelve apostles and four evangelists. Lamps are suspended in front of each painting or picture. The altar in the apse and two side altars, originally made of wood, were replaced in 1880 by rich marble altars. The walls and vaults are decorated with geometric paintings and figurative medallions.