Strasbourg

Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Protestant Church

The Eglise Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune was founded in the 7th century as a Merovingian chapel. In the 11th century, the chapel was turned into a Romanesque church and that was transformed into a Gothic-style church during the 13th and 14th centuries. The church nave features beautiful vaulting with carved consoles depicting a lion to represent Saint Mark and a man slaying a dragon.

The cloister of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune dates back to the 11th century and is the only entirely preserved ancient cloister in Strasbourg. During the Reformation (beginning in 1524), the Eglise Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune became a Protestant house of worship and since then has been used for both Protestant and Catholic worship. The Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune is still an important Protestant church in Strasbourg and offers traditional religious services, concerts, and celebrations.