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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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  • It is beautiful, re-fuel Paris. Whenever you like street tourism, and whenever you go warm in winter, but we already know that tastes colors and opinions are all subjective
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  • Stop by Cafe Procope and have a drink where Benjamin Franklin stayed, while he was negotiating the Treaty of Paris, which created the United States. 
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a neighborhood located in the 6TH arrondissement of Paris, around the Church of the former Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Its inhabitants are called "germanopratinos". In the is common find in those cafes artists, writers, political, actors, among others.
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