Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
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The area

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Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
How to get there
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés • 1 min walk
  • Mabillon • 3 min walk
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  • radharani9
    Puttaparthi, India215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still as charming as ever!
    I had a lovely long walk through saint germain on a warm day this past august. It was beautiful to walk through the quaint streets with charming boutiques and eateries. Especially enjoyed the covered areas with specialty shops.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Julie O
    Gold Coast, Australia332 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Safe and charming
    Stayed in this area on my recent solo trip to Paris. Felt very safe and quiet at night where I stayed. Abundance of restaurants to choose from and close to a lot of sights. Highly recommend this area to stay when in Paris.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,864 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Upscale, Good for Antiques
    Lots of religious buildings here, some museums and some pretty little parks. It has evolved into an upscale neighborhood with great shopping and eating. Good place to look for antiques, but beware, prices can be high. Also the HQ of the publishing industry in France. Take a guided tour, like we did.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 22, 2024
  • Isabella Fernandes
    Germany20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
    Being from Germany this was the place second on my trip after Eiffel Tower. So I stayed in this area on my recent solo trip to Paris. Felt very safe and quiet at night where I stayed. Abundance of restaurants to choose from and close to a lot of sights. Highly recommend this area to stay when in Paris.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 30, 2024
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Stojkin
Prague, Czech Republic381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Saint Germain area has really great vibe. All cafes, bars and restaurant. In sunny days, this is really cool place to be. Just walking around, sit outside of a restaurant and just look around.
Written July 5, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I was a little surprised at how luxury shopping has taken over this neighborhood. Between the traditional antique stores and the newer designer clothing and handbag outlets, there seems to be little for the average person. Even the cafes and restaurants have become too upscale. Still there is a lot of history here with the ancient church and its religious community, plus the historic beatnik cafes.
Written June 17, 2022
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christine l
Amsterdam, The Netherlands68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Have been to Paris many times and usually stay in 5th Arrondissement, but stayed here this time and it is my new favorite. Lots of small shops and friendly cafes. Lovely evening strolling to people watch; have a glass of wine or a scoop of ice cream. Places open late which is wonderful. Very safe and very tidy. Close to Luxembourg Gardens if you like to exercise this is a fabulous place to run. My young adult daughter loved staying here. Highly recommend.
Written July 9, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter is a very special and in some ways, historical quarter of Paris. There are some good museums and some lovely cafes, like Le Procope, where intellectuals used to meet in days gone by. Philosophers, poets, artists and the like. It is an interesting part of the city to wander around.
Written September 10, 2020
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Julie O
Gold Coast, Australia332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Stayed in this area on my recent solo trip to Paris. Felt very safe and quiet at night where I stayed. Abundance of restaurants to choose from and close to a lot of sights. Highly recommend this area to stay when in Paris.
Written November 21, 2023
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Isabella Fernandes
Germany20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Being from Germany this was the place second on my trip after Eiffel Tower. So I stayed in this area on my recent solo trip to Paris. Felt very safe and quiet at night where I stayed. Abundance of restaurants to choose from and close to a lot of sights. Highly recommend this area to stay when in Paris.
Written May 30, 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Lots of religious buildings here, some museums and some pretty little parks. It has evolved into an upscale neighborhood with great shopping and eating. Good place to look for antiques, but beware, prices can be high. Also the HQ of the publishing industry in France. Take a guided tour, like we did.
Written January 22, 2024
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radharani9
Puttaparthi, India215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I had a lovely long walk through saint germain on a warm day this past august. It was beautiful to walk through the quaint streets with charming boutiques and eateries. Especially enjoyed the covered areas with specialty shops.
Written September 13, 2023
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Jundiai, SP140,985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It is the oldest still standing church (built in the 6th century) in the city of Paris. Part of it was under renovation, but I got beautiful pictures of this beautiful church.
Written December 17, 2019
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Ihaveatonofcats
Sacramento, CA314 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed the area of st. germain du pres. Stay in this area if you can. Late at night there are still people gathered at cafes. It seems...active and it was rather clean. I wasnt scared walking the streets at night, plus the location is great, not that far from the good museums, the eiffel tower, invalides, or the notre dame cathedral.
Written January 13, 2005
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