A day in Paris, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

A day in Paris, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

A day in Paris, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

If you enjoy wandering down lovely back streets brimming with shops, antique dealers and art galleries, then your destination of choice is Saint-Germain-des-Prés. On the Left Bank, the mythical village of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the emblem of Paris’s 6th arrondissement. The neighbourhood has a long festive, artistic and intellectual history. In fact, many a famous artist has lived there over the years. Some notes still resonate today, thanks to Juliette Gréco and her song, “Il n’y a plus d’après à Saint-Germain-des-Prés”.

I encourage you to stop at one of its illustrious literary cafés like the Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots, Brasserie Lipp, and so on. You might meet some surprising characters, indeed! I would also recommend two must-see streets, Rue Saint André des Arts and Rue de Buci. Oh! I almost forgot: the Musée d’Orsay, the Beaux-Arts, the Odeon Theatre, the Académie Française and more are all located there.

© Paris Tourist Office – Photographe : Daniel Thierry

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