Église Saint-Gervais

Architecture & Buildings

Europe, France, Paris

The St-Gervais-et-St-Protais Church of Paris sheltered one of the most famous dynasties of French musicians, the Couperin family, for more than two centuries, beginning in 1653. On one side of the church, the house of the famous harpsichordists, organists, and composers still stands; a plaque commemorates the Couperins' tenure in this place. The organ used by Louis and François Couperin still exists today inside the church. Built by the most famous organ builders of the time—-François-Henri Clicquot, Louis-Alexandre Clicquot, and Robert Clicquot-—it is a fine example of the French baroque style.