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Saint-Merry Church in France, Paris resort

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Catholic Late Gothic Church located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.

The construction of this small temple was started in 1520 and lasted almost a century. The last finishing works on the decoration of the facade were completed only in 1612.

The church bears the name of Saint Mederic, who was buried in this place around the 8th century. His remains were transferred to the crypt of the church immediately with the start of construction.

Over the decades of construction, the facade of the temple was altered and decorated several times, during the last serious restoration of the end of the 17th century, carved out of wood appeared on the facade patterns, some of which have survived to this day.

The Great Revolution turned the church into a small saltpeter factory. Since the 19th century, the status of the church has been restored.

The 20th century brought its changes not so much to the appearance of the church as to the square in front of it. Nearby, at the end of the 19th century, the Stravinsky Fountain appeared, and modern sculptures were placed directly in front of the church.


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