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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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  • Very exciting. Have a feeling of old Paris. No crowds of tourists. Good atmosphere and fantastic cafes.  more »
  • Really lovely area, lots of much better, less touristy, bistro type restaurants but boy is it expensive!  more »
  • Striking neighborhood with plenty of shops and restaurants bustling cafes, day and night. To visit the Church and stop for a drink a deux magò.
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