Saint- Julien- le- Pauvre is one of the few remaining in Paris Romanesque churches. It stands in the center of town on the Rive Gauche against Notre Dame.

At the church meeting two strategically important Roman roads of: Rue Saint -Jacques as part of the Cardo and the Rue Galande, the presumed beginning of the road to Burgundy. The Saint -Julien was dedicated as a Julian Hospitator hospice founded in the 6th century with chapel; already in the year 582 it is mentioned by Gregory of Tours. At the time of the Merovingians it was used as a burial chapel.

In the Norman invasion 886 Saint -Julien was destroyed. King Henry I gave it 1045 - still in ruins - the cathedral chapter of Notre -Dame, which she passed on around 1120 to the Abbey Longpont. The monks of Longpont taught here a priory and set the building 1170-1225 ago: the apse dates from the year 1175, the nave from the 13th century.

In the aftermath Saint- Julien- le- Pauvre played an important role in the intellectual life of the Latin Quarter. Here, the rectors of the Sorbonne were elected and until the looting of 1524 the meetings of the University took place here.

In 1651 the church was assigned to the Hôtel- Dieu. The church at that time was in such a poor state that it was partially demolished and rebuilt. During the French Revolution, the church was used for salt storage, back in 1826 dedicated to the worship. Since 1889 here Shows by the Greek Catholic rite place. 1901 a picture wall was installed, which separates the choir from the ship.