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Franzoesischer Dom, Berlin

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Französischer Dom is the colloquial designation for the "French Church of Friedrichstadt" located in Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt across from the Deutscher Dom, formerly a church of German-speaking congregants.
Louis Cayart and Abraham Quesnay built the first parts of the French Church from 1701 to 1705 for the Huguenot community. At that time, Huguenots made up about 25% of Berlin's population. The French Church was modelled after the destroyed Huguenot temple in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, France.
In 1785 Carl von Gontard modified the church and built—wall to wall next to it—the domed tower, which, together with the French-speaking congregants, gave the church its name. The domed tower is technically not part of the church, there is no access between church and tower, and both buildings have different proprietors. It was built to embellish the Gendarmenmarkt ensemble at the instigation of Frederick the Great. The Deutscher Dom, however, on the other side of Gendarmenmarkt, consists of church building and tower as an entity.
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  • The French Dom is the northern one of two alikes on the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt square. It was built in the 17c for French Huguenots - French Protestant reformists, who fled France due to religious.....  more »
  • This church looks very similar to the Neue Kirche. It was built between 1701 and 1705 for the Huguenot community. During this time, Huguenots made up 25 percent of the city population. The church...  more »
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  • Having a walk on Berlin's streets, there is remarkable architecture everywhere. French Cathedral is one of the buildings you can enjoy.
  • Beautiful place. The French Dom was erected by French Protestants (Huguenots) fleeing France in the 17th and 18th century. Inside it is not so special, rather beautiful from outside.

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