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. With our online itinerary creator, Paris attractions like Saint Germain des Pres Quarter can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We loved the cafe vibe and lively atmosphere. We actually stayed in a hotel in Saint Germain and loved coming back to region at the end of each day. Do consider.  more »
  • everything always hapens in st germain des pres best trendy shop, exhibitions, celebs spotting, shopping of course, evry store one dreams of is there, and a must is to stop and have a cafe at one of t...  more »
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