Paris and the Protestants

Paris protestant

Discover 19 places in the centre of Paris which symbolise Protestantism. Just click on the map!

A walking tour complemented by photographs, texts and sound tracks to improve your tour.

Calvin’s Paris

Jean Calvin’s Paris, rather the Paris area where he used to live as a student, was the Latin Quarter, more precisely[...]

2-4 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France

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The Maison des missions (Mission centre)

The foundation stone was laid on 28 July 1886 at 102 boulevard Arago, opposite the Protestant Institute of Theology.[...]

102 Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France

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The Protestant Independent school of theology of Paris

The Protestant Faculty of theology of Paris was founded in 1873, and called Protestant Independent school of theology,[...]

83 Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France

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The library of the SHPF

Founded by Fernand de Schickler in 1866 and located near the Place Vendôme, the Société de l’Histoire du Protestantism[...]

54 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France

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Around Saint-Germain des Prés

Saint Germain des Prés played a key role in the birth of Protestantism, thanks to the humanist and theologian Jacques [...]

1-3 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France

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Panorama from the Pont des Arts

From the Pont des Arts the beautiful view evokes Protestant Paris during the reign of Henri IV.[...]

75001 Pont des Arts, Paris, France

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The Temple de l’Oratoire

This reformed temple of the French Protestant united Church is the most historically vibrant one in Paris.[...]

143 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

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Around the Oratoire du Louvre

Across the rue de Rivoli you can enter the Cour Carrée, the oldest part of the Louvre Palace.[...]

85 Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny, 75001 Paris, France

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District of the Victoires

This district was built in the 17th century between the Stock-Exchange and the Louvre on various abandoned sites. The [...]

75002 Place des Victoires, Paris, France

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District of Les Halles

Henri IV was murdered in his carriage on his way to Sully’s home in front of number 11 rue de la Ferronnerie.[...]

75001 Place Joachim du Bellay, Paris, France

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The Lutheran Église des Billettes

The first church was built in 1294 in remembrance of a miracle concerning a host that escaped from a pot of boiling[...]

24 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris, France

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The Hôtel Carnavalet

The name is a distortion of Kernevenoy, a gentleman from Britany who had the mansion built in 1544, and converted to[...]

23 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris, France

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The Temple du Marais

Formerly this church was the convent church of the Visitation Sainte-Marie, built in the Marais district near Bastille[...]

17 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France

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The ProtestantTemple du Foyer de l’Âme

It was built in 1907, and is the last large temple erected within Paris since the early 20th century.[...]

7 Rue du Pasteur Wagner, 75011 Paris, France

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The Palais de la Femme

The ‘social hotel’ belongs to the Salvation Army. It was built in 1912 where the Filles de la Croix convent used to be,[...]

94 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France

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The Deaconess House of Reuilly

Until 1970 the House was the Mother House of the community of the deaconesses of Reuilly, founded in 1841 by pastor[...]

95 Rue de Reuilly, 75012 Paris, France

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The Temple de l’Etoile

During the 19th century Paris spread to the West, especially into the Passy, Auteuil, Batignolles and Porte Maillot[...]

56 Avenue de la Grande-Armée, 75017 Paris, France

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The Temple des Batignolles

In 1834 on the initiative of the liberal pastor Athanase Coquerel, a first Temple was built in wood on the boulevard des[...]

44 Boulevard des Batignolles, 75017 Paris, France

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The Temple de Passy-Annonciation

In 1858, pastor Eugène Casalis, a well-known missionary in Lesotho and then also head of the Paris Mission Society[...]

19 Rue Cortambert, 75116 Paris, France

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Calvin’s Paris

Jean Calvin’s Paris, rather the Paris area where he used to live as a student, was the Latin Quarter, more precisely[...]

2-4 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France

Read more

The Maison des missions (Mission centre)

The foundation stone was laid on 28 July 1886 at 102 boulevard Arago, opposite the Protestant Institute of Theology.[...]

102 Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France

Read more

The Protestant Independent school of theology of Paris

The Protestant Faculty of theology of Paris was founded in 1873, and called Protestant Independent school of theology,[...]

83 Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France

Read more

The library of the SHPF

Founded by Fernand de Schickler in 1866 and located near the Place Vendôme, the Société de l’Histoire du Protestantism[...]

54 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France

Read more

Around Saint-Germain des Prés

Saint Germain des Prés played a key role in the birth of Protestantism, thanks to the humanist and theologian Jacques [...]

1-3 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France

Read more

Panorama from the Pont des Arts

From the Pont des Arts the beautiful view evokes Protestant Paris during the reign of Henri IV.[...]

75001 Pont des Arts, Paris, France

Read more

The Temple de l’Oratoire

This reformed temple of the French Protestant united Church is the most historically vibrant one in Paris.[...]

143 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

Read more

Around the Oratoire du Louvre

Across the rue de Rivoli you can enter the Cour Carrée, the oldest part of the Louvre Palace.[...]

85 Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny, 75001 Paris, France

Read more

District of the Victoires

This district was built in the 17th century between the Stock-Exchange and the Louvre on various abandoned sites. The [...]

75002 Place des Victoires, Paris, France

Read more

District of Les Halles

Henri IV was murdered in his carriage on his way to Sully’s home in front of number 11 rue de la Ferronnerie.[...]

75001 Place Joachim du Bellay, Paris, France

Read more

The Lutheran Église des Billettes

The first church was built in 1294 in remembrance of a miracle concerning a host that escaped from a pot of boiling[...]

24 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris, France

Read more

The Hôtel Carnavalet

The name is a distortion of Kernevenoy, a gentleman from Britany who had the mansion built in 1544, and converted to[...]

23 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris, France

Read more

The Temple du Marais

Formerly this church was the convent church of the Visitation Sainte-Marie, built in the Marais district near Bastille[...]

17 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France

Read more

The ProtestantTemple du Foyer de l’Âme

It was built in 1907, and is the last large temple erected within Paris since the early 20th century.[...]

7 Rue du Pasteur Wagner, 75011 Paris, France

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The Palais de la Femme

The ‘social hotel’ belongs to the Salvation Army. It was built in 1912 where the Filles de la Croix convent used to be,[...]

94 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France

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The Deaconess House of Reuilly

Until 1970 the House was the Mother House of the community of the deaconesses of Reuilly, founded in 1841 by pastor[...]

95 Rue de Reuilly, 75012 Paris, France

Read more

The Temple de l’Etoile

During the 19th century Paris spread to the West, especially into the Passy, Auteuil, Batignolles and Porte Maillot[...]

56 Avenue de la Grande-Armée, 75017 Paris, France

Read more

The Temple des Batignolles

In 1834 on the initiative of the liberal pastor Athanase Coquerel, a first Temple was built in wood on the boulevard des[...]

44 Boulevard des Batignolles, 75017 Paris, France

Read more

The Temple de Passy-Annonciation

In 1858, pastor Eugène Casalis, a well-known missionary in Lesotho and then also head of the Paris Mission Society[...]

19 Rue Cortambert, 75116 Paris, France

Read more

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