A charming and popular neighbourhood, Saint Germain is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris and houses art galleries, trendy cafes, nice restaurants and cosy cafes. The cafes of Saint Germain are a nice place to laze around and chill.
It is nestled on the church of the earlier Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Saint Germain is known as the considered the centre of the existentialist movement.
Saint Germain is well connected to other parts of Paris from nearby metro stations Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Mabillon.
Here’s a list of what to do in Saint Germain:
Jardin du Luxembourg
Beautiful walkways, lovely looking trees, immaculate lawns and pretty flowerbeds characterise Jardin du Luxembourg. The gardens are bordered by Latin Quarter and St-Germain and cover 23 hectares of land.
Luxembourg Palace was first built by French architect Salomon de Brosse’s designs and later refurbished twice by Jean Chalgrin and Alphonse de Gisors respectively. It is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.
Rue de Seine
It is a lovely street in the 6th arrondissement that boasts of a rich history. There are antique dealers and art galleries. It is a good place for art lovers.
Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe
Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe is situated next to Jardin du Luxembourg and is one of France’s six national theatres. It was constructed by Marie-Joseph Peyre and Charles De Wailly between the years 1779 and 1782. It was redesigned in the year 1808 by Jean Chalgrin and then for the third and final time by Pierre Thomas Baraguay.
Musée Zadkine was established by sculptor Ossip Zadkine’s wife and is committed to her husband’s work. There are roughly 300 sculptures along with some drawings, photographs and tapestries here.
An epic fountain constructed by Louis Visconti between the years 1843 and 1848, Fontaine Saint-Sulpice is located in Place Saint-Sulpice in the 6th arrondissement. The fountain has four images symbolising Bossuet, Fénelon, Fléchier and Massillon, the four French religious figures of the seventeenth century.
This is Paris’s oldest church and was built to shelter a simple shard of wood which was believed to be a relic of Jesus’ cross brought back from Spain in AD 542.
Institut de France
It is one of the most sacred cultural institutions of the country.
The above mentioned are some of the places you should visit when you are in Saint Germain. Don’t forget to explore the small streets, talk to locals and enjoy your stay. To live like a local and not a tourist, stay in a Saint Germain serviced apartment and soak in the city.