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Oldest Church Structures Still Standing | Top 10

1 August 2014

9Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains

Next on our top list is the Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains, the oldest one still standing in France.

Built in Metz, initially as a Roman gymnasium for a spa complex, in 380 AD, the structure was converted into a church in the 7th century, becoming the chapel of a Benedictine nunnery.

In the 16th century until the 1970s, the building became a warehouse, and later it was restored and opened for exhibitions and concerts.

Oldest Church Structures Still Standing  Top 10 9. Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains
Oldest Church Structures Still Standing Top 10 9. Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains
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