Church of the Shield

Heir to the French parish founded by Jean Calvin when he stayed in Strasbourg between 1538 and 1541, then headed by his successor Pierre Brully, the Church of the Shield was built between 1788 and 1790 to welcome the Reformed Protestants who had been forbidden to worship openly in Strasbourg since 1563.

  • L’église du Bouclier
    The Church of the Bouclier © Archives/Ville de Strasbourg

It was built in a neoclassical, simple and elegant style by the architect Jean Regnard Pfauth.

In 1790, the organ was created by Jean Conrad Sauer, a pupil of Jean-André Silbermann. The church tower was added in 1905.



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Associated tours

  • Protestant Strasbourg

    A walk with photos, texts and maps to better guide your route. A tour realized in collaboration with Strasbourg eurométropole and l’Union des Églises protestantes d’Alsace et de Lorraine. From...

Associated notes

  • Jean Calvin (1509-1564)

    A generation after Luther, the Frenchman Jean Calvin became the organiser of the Reformation : he organised the Church, shaped the doctrine and defined the role of the Church in state government.