Saint-Germain-des-Prés

A visit to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district in the historical center of Paris

Saint-Germain-des-Prés was for a long time the center of the intellectual life of Paris, the district was famous for its bookshops and its cafés where the artists could meet and remake the world. The big publishing houses were all located in the district. Today there are only a few bookstores left and the cafés attract mostly tourists. Saint-Germain-des-Prés remains nevertheless a district where it is good to walk with its many restaurants and its small stores.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

A bookstore

A bookstore
The neighborhood had many independent bookstores unfortunately they are disappearing little by little.

The Odeon Theatre

The Odeon Theatre
The Odeon theater was inaugurated in 1782. It is now a French state-run theater presenting contemporary plays reserved for a small Parisian elite.

A pedestrian street

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A pedestrian street
It is very pleasant to stroll in the numerous pedestrian streets of the district (you must like the crowd).

The restaurants

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The restaurants
You can find many restaurants in the area.

Le Café de Flore

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Le Café de Flore
The Café de Flore was the meeting place of many writers in the 1930s. Today you will only meet tourists or chic Parisians who pay a lot of money for rather ordinary dishes. The salad is 8 euros.

Les Deux Magots

Les Deux Magots
Les Deux Magots is located right next to the Café de Flore, it was also the meeting place of writers and artists from the 30s (Picasso, Hemingway, Sartre, Beauvoir ...). It too lives on its history.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church

Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church
Very nice interior with beautiful colors. To be seen

The interior of the church Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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The interior of the church Saint-Germain-des-Prés
The church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the oldest churches in Paris. Its construction began in 543.

The Procope

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The Procope
The Procope is the oldest café in Paris, it was created in 1686. It is now a restaurant.
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