Saint Germain des Près


Saint-Germain is one of the most beautiful and historically intriguing districts in Paris. Parisian locals and visitors from across the globe come down to. This posh area is likewise renowned for its unique architecture, rich history, art galeries, trendy cafes and deeply rooted intellectual tradition.


The 6th arrondissement, or “arrondissement du Luxembourg” according to its prefectural name, is one of the most livable arrondissements in the capital. With its architectural marvels and its hundred-year-old cafés, it is indeed the most pleasant of the Parisian districts. Its emblematic place remains Saint Germain des Prés which is a district straddling the 5th and 6th arrondissements. There are still many small bookstores (old and new) and small “Parisian cafés” very typical. Another kind of trade developed in the district: that of clothing and luxury jewelry. You can find stores of this type on every street corner. The district comes back in fashion after the second world war, it revives a certain intellectual tradition; it is the time of the cellars of St-Germain-des-Prés associated with famous names such as Vian, Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir that we could see at the café de Flore or the Deux Magots. The church of Saint Germain des Prés was rebuilt from 990 after the destruction inflicted during the Norman invasions. Saint Germain des Prés is still a neighborhood where people like to go out to party and meet up. Surrounded by the Latin Quarter and Saint Michel, it is a very lively and young district, especially when the night falls!

Presentation of the tour : Around Saint Germain des Près

But first, let’s have a look at the practical details before we start our tour .


The tour passes through :

  1. The Saint Germain des Près Church
  2. The Procope
  3. The Saint André des Arts Cour
  4. Mazarine Library


It is a linear route that starts in front of the café de Flore and ends up at the Odeon metro station.


For you to get to the departure point, you must take the following public transportations nearby Saint Germain


Like any of our other strolls, this tour is eco-friendly to preserve the planet as much as your health, it is entirely by foot and is open to all public. During the warmer months, don’t forget to bring a hat, sunglasses and some sunscreen to avoid sunburns.

Your itinerary will include a visit to the oldest  and prettiest church in Paris, along with the historic Café Procope frequented by famous politicians, artists and writers. Our advice; you can choose to prolong the pleasure having a drink at Maison Sauvage, enjoy the art performances at Saint Michel fountain or stroll a bit and relax in the Luxembourg Gardens the city’s biggest and oldest gardens, where you can always find a bench or chair to read, eat a quick lunch, or simply have a peaceful time.

 Stroll duration : 2h

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