Saint-Médard is a Roman Catholic church located at 105 Rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement of Paris (France). It takes its name from Saint Medard, the bishop of Noyon in northern France, who was protector of Queen Radegund, and helped her found a convent at Noyon to escape her abusive husband, King Chlothar I. Medard is the patron saint of French farmers.

The exterior is a somewhat awkward collection of architecture; the flying buttresses are supported by very massive abutments, but do not align with the chapels alongside the church, indicating that the chapels were built afterwards. The sides of the church are lined by rows of trees, and the building is difficult to see except in winter.

The west front, facing rue Mouffetard, features a large bay filled with a large Flamboyant Gothic window, flanked by Flamboyant pinnacles, dating the upper facade to the 15th century. However, the lower part of the facade, rebuilt in the 18th century and again in the 19th century, has no decoration or architectural distinction. Some architectural historians believe that the original facade resembled that of Saint-Nicolas-des Champs in the 3rd arrondissement.

Address: 105 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France.

Working Hours: 8am-12.30pm, 2.30-7.30pm Tue-Sat; 8.30am-12.30pm, 4-8.30pm Sun.

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