Located on the Left Bank, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is full of art galleries, cafés with a thriving book-club culture, and luxury boutiques.
In the past, Saint-Germain-des-Prés was a source of inspiration and favoured meeting place for Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Prévert and other influential French intellectuals. Today, its vibrant literary and artistic scene is as strong as it’s always been .
When it comes to deciding where to visit first, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the Musée d’Orsay, the Odéon-theater, antique dealers from Quai Voltaire, and all kinds of booksellers.
When you’re ready for a break, enjoy gourmet cuisine and taste sweet pastries on beautiful terraces. It’s the perfect place to put the world to rights, surrounded by buildings and streets steeped in history.
Luxury fashion brands and young designer boutiques express their creativity in a different way, but with just as much passion.
And don’t miss out on a trip to the renowned department store, “Le Bon Marché” with “La Grande Epicerie de Paris” gourmet market hall.