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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very nice place for a walk and eat Nice restaurants. Great atmosphere Plenty of bars , shops and cafe  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Next to the more well known quarter Latin this area has also very nice bars cafes and restaurants and may be Less crowded. Nice to take a stroll through the small streets and enjoy the typical French ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Come stroll in the neighborhood of poets and if you are looking for well you will find a small street which remained in its own juice with its cafes or Zola, Verlaine and cronies came to write Exchange... Café Procope. Café Café flora of the two magots... ect...
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