The Quartier of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is situated in the 6th district of Paris on the southern bank of the river Seine.
The Church of Saint Germain is all that is left of the great abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés which was, one of the most important intellectual centres in the 17th century France. The Saint-Germain-des-Prés church is one of the oldest parisian parishes in the heart of a dynamic and world well known district.
This quartier has a typical parisian atmosphere - intellectual, elegant and relaxed. After the 2nd World War, Saint-Germain lived its golden era, it became a village within a city with its brasseries, libraries, music shops and night clubs. Saint Germain des Prés has its own codes; artists, intellectuals, authors, poets and musicians animate the night and day life.The most famous characters who emerged from Saint-Germain are Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Boris Vian. Near the universities of the Latin Quarter, the Parisian youth gathered underground to listen to the banned music of jazz and bebop. The contemporary theatre developed here, just after the liberation of Paris.
Nowadays, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is still a magical little gem that shines brightly in Paris; with its galleries, its cafés and publishers, its literary prizes and its origins and history. The Café du Flore, Les Deux Magots and the Brasserie Lipp form a “Golden Triangle” of intellectual life on the Boulevard Saint-Germain on the Left Bank. All of the most influential personalities met here, be they politicians, journalists, artists or writers, and each one of them left behind a print that toutists come to discover: a truly parisian soul. Pastry craftsmen and chocolatiers also became part of the quartier attracted by the hedonism that caracterizes it. You will be able to discover them during the guided tours and the gourmet stroll.
The Pariscityvision.com drivers will help you discover this Quartier during the course of your Paris full day by minibus guided tour.
Learn about Parisian culinary culture whilst exploring the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Visit remarkable boutiques and shops of chocolate makers and local artisans as you enjoy eight delightful tastings of French delicacies.
Experience a fascinating 3-hour walking tour through the lively district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Escorted by our professional tour guide, real storyteller, you will discover the dark and the blood-soaked days of the French Revolution.
In the wonderful area of Saint-Germain des Prés, you'll be taken by your local foodie tour guide, to 8 to 10 different food stores dedicated to the best sweet and savoury products of the area as well as some delicious wines!
Explore with our expert guide the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhoods which are considered as the intellectual and literary centers of Paris. You will walk in the footsteps of famous writers such as Hemingway, Wilde, Joyce, Hugo or Baudelaire. You will be offered a coffee break in an authentic parisian café.
Explore the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district with a guide expert in French gastronomy. You will discover the best craftsmen
Discover the Notre Dame Cathedral and take a guided tour in a luxury coach to discover the Latin Quarter and the Marais, two historic neighborhoods of Paris. Transfer by boat to the Ile de la Cité.
Take a city tour through the Latin Quarter and the Marais, in the heart of the Paris student and cultural life. Guided tours of Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre (Place du Tertre and Sacré-Coeur), and the Louvre Museum. Opportunity to spend time at the Louvre and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.
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Take a Saint-Germain-des-Prés walking tour in Paris. Learn about the history of this neighborhood and sample some of the local treats.