Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

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Within the overall 'St Germain' region, there are four separate quartiers: Notre Dame des Champs, Odeon, Monnaie, and Saint Germain des Prés. Everything you need is nearby if you stay in Saint-Germain. Cafes, brasseries, bars, and restaurants abound, including the renowned Cafe de Flore, Les Deux Magots, and Brasserie Lipp.

Along with them, there are street markets, the Jardin du Luxembourg, art galleries, antique shops, theatres, antique stores, clothes stores, and the premium department store Le Bon Marché.

Things to do at Saint GerMain de Pres Quarter:

  • Embrace history at Musee Delacroix - Eugene Delacroix National Museum

You can examine the renowned French painter's life, his works of art, and his workshop at this exclusive museum. Many of Delacroix's early works, including miniature oil paintings, pastels, and drawings, are on exhibit.

  • Indulge in wholesome breakfast at Les Deux Magots

By eating breakfast at this renowned literary cafe, you may go back in time to the history of French philosophy. Come for French comfort cuisine like confit de canard, brandade de cabillaud, pot au feu de boeuf (with the marrow), or simply to sip on a cafe crème and mull things over for a while. Consider the persons who may have been seated next to you, including Julia Child, a young Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Bertolt Brecht, Simone de Beauvoir, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

  • It is undoubtedly worthwhile to travel there and explore Saint-Sulpice

This 17th-century chapel is situated next to a lovely fountain not far from Jardin du Luxembourg. Based on the alleged hidden meanings in the building, The Da Vinci Code (both the book and the movie) set a significant portion of its action in this cathedral.But there is also a magnificent gnomon, or sundial, embedded in the floor, along with other intriguing designs.

  • Witness cultural and historical treasures at Luxemborg Museum:

The museum, which is tucked away in the expansive gardens of the Jardin du Luxembourg, was the first to welcome visitors in France back in 1750. Before they were transferred to the Louvre, the museum had featured artwork by Rubens, da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, and Raphael.

  • Sinful retail therapy awaits you at La Grande Epicerie and Le Bon Marché

If you appreciate the good life as much as we do, you will go straight for Le Bon Marché as soon as you get in Paris. The enormous magasin, the sole department store on the Rive Gauche (Left Bank), has developed and flourished throughout the years in front of the eyes of the globe. The greatest grocery shop in the world, La Grande Epicerie de Paris, is located directly across the street from the main branch of Le Bon Marché. Of course, who doesn't like exploring the luxury labels there?

  • Understand the revolutionary school-École des Beaux-Arts

A Who's Who of the French art world, including Jean-Auguste Ingres, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Gustave Moreau, and Georges Seurat, graduated from the national school of architecture, painting, and sculpture, which was established shortly after the French Revolution. There is an open house every year in June or July where you may view the studios and the student artists' creations.

  • Luxembourg Garden is always a pleasant experience

The Luxembourg park appears to offer everything: orchards, rose gardens, an apiary, the Medici fountain, a playground, tennis courts, puppet performances, pony rides, cafés, a museum, and a pond. Did we mention the Statue of Liberty?

  • Walk along the St. Germain Bridges

It's always exciting to cross the Seine River, and St. Germain is home to numerous fantastic bridges, including the Pont Neuf, Pont des Arts, and Pont St. Michel. These three bridges are incredibly charming. The oldest bridge in Paris, Pont Neuf, connects St. Germain to the tip of the Île de la Cité. A pedestrian bridge, the Pont des Arts, connects St. Germain with the heart of Île de la Cité, while the Pont St. Michel connects St. Germain with the Louvre.

  • Visit Odeon-Theatre of Europe for a dose of unparalleled poise:

The Odeon Theatre, one of only six national theatres in France, dominates the location that bears its name.The area is a wonderful location to sit and unwind when travelling to the Jardin du Luxembourg. Additionally, there are a few excellent eateries in the area, including La Bastide Odeon and La Méditerranée, which debuted in 1942 and features a logo created by Jean Cocteau.

Knowing that Saint-Germain is an interesting district, it probably won't surprise you to find that the area has a few rather excellent hotels. They all have excellent sites within St. Germain and get our highest rankings of 'Superb' and 'Superb-Plus!'

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Place St-Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris France

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