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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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  • I love this quartier of Paris. It is a visual feast: the buildings, the people, the shopping. It's also just perfect! 
  • Two steps from Notre Dame. Take a chocolate "Coffee of flora". The latin quarter is full of art gallery, and can be y flanner at leisure. Do
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  • Great neighborhood located in the heart of Paris; close to everything you will want to see. Great restaurants, good metro and bus connections.