Medieval building located in the Latin Quarter, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, the Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre church is now listed as an historic monument. Housed in the square René-Viviani, it is since the late nineteenth century Melkite Greek Catholic Church of the capital.
Dedicated to Saint Julien l'Hospitalier, it was built in the middle of the 12th century on the remains of a primitive basilica destroyed by the Vikings at the end of the 9th century. Responding to a simple plan, the Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre church however unveils beautiful sculptures and a work that inspired that of Our Lady of Paris.
Regarded as the oldest church of Paris, it reveals in its interior very beautiful icons. It also regularly hosts concerts.