Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, Paris

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The former center of the existentialist movement associated with authors like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Saint Germain des Pres Quarter is now a swanky upscale neighborhood. Situated on the Seine River, this area is also an artistic hub, with many prestigious museums, art galleries, and small workshops. The district offers excellent people watching while sitting at one of the many outdoor cafes. You'll know you're in the right neighborhood when you see the famous Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; built in 990 CE, it’s home to one of the oldest bell towers in France. With our online itinerary creator, Paris attractions like Saint Germain des Pres Quarter can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Located on the Left Bank (6th arrondissement), this neighbourhood will almost certainly appear as one of the must-see attractions in Paris, and it’s easy to see why once you’ve strolled through the... 
    Located on the Left Bank (6th arrondissement), this neighbourhood will almost certainly appear as one of the must-see attractions in Paris, and it’s easy to see why once you’ve strolled through the...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »

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