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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. Plan to visit Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Paris attractions using our Paris vacation trip planner.
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  • If you allow yourself to get a bit "lost" and leave the grand boulevards there are so many nice streets filled with restaurants and bars in the area. The area has a very nice vibe to it and I love sit...  more »
  • This is one of my favourite quarters in Paris. We took a stroll around here between a visit to the Louvre and dinner at a restaurant n this area. So many lovely art galleries, so many nice terraces, s...  more »
  • Charming neighborhood, many bars, cafés, brasseries, Luxembourg Garden is lovely for walking or playing sports.
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