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 had a walking tour in this area and learned a lot about the important history. Lots of landmarks, mostly religious. For a long time this area was outside the walls of the city and controlled by.....  more »
  • Saint Germain des Pres Quarter is a very special and in some ways, historical quarter of Paris. There are some good museums and some lovely cafes, like Le Procope, where intellectuals used to meet...  more »

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