The Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, founded in the 6th Century, stands on the left bank of the Seine. The church was once part of a huge Abbey. Unfortunately, the main body of the Abbey was destroyed when their supply of saltpeter, used to preserve their food but also a constituent of gun powder, exploded and leveled the Abbey to the ground. Now only the church remains. It is an amazing venue, rich in history and a wonderful setting for any performance.