What to see in Saint Germain des Pres, 6th quarter in Paris? Popular area you find the best cafes, restaurants, shops. But the main attractions are the Abbey, Delacroix museum, Odeon Theatre, Les Deux Magots restaurant.
How to come to St Germain des Pres? By metro, Mabilon or Saint-Germain-des-Pres metro station. Walk around is the best to discover the area.
The Benedictine Abbey is the first sight you see. Founded by Childebert I (Clovis' son) in the 6th century, it is also his buried place. The church hosts beautiful concerts, Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Mozart, Pachelbel all year around.
Eglise Saint-Sulpice is another beautiful church to visit in the area. Walk to rue des Canette and after rue Bonaparte, you will be there in 5 minutes. The building is classified as an historical monument. You can admire some great works from Eugene Delacroix and the magnificent blue cupola in the Lady Chapel. St-Sulpice has been the church for Victor Hugo and Adele Foucher's wedding. Classical concerts are hold at Saint-Sulpice.
The Musee National Eugene Delacroix is located in Eugene Delacroix's last apartment in Paris on 6 rue de Furstenberg. It's opened every day except Tuesdays. The museum has a nice collection of his paintings, the exceptional Mary Magdalen in the Wildeness.
Saint Germain des Pres is the best for restaurants and to find any great places to eat. Favorite choice in Saint-Germain-des-Pres:
Les Deux Magots: 6 place Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Famous cafe in Paris due to its history. Intellectuals, writers, painters such as Picasso, Hemingway, Simone de Beauvoir, Fernand Leger have been regular clients. Restaurant an cafe, many choices of entrees, dishes, desserts are offered to you. Opened hours every day 7:30 am to 1 am.
Brasserie Lipp: 151 boulevard Saint-Germain. It is a well-know restaurant Famous clients, the pilot Saint-Exupery, Andre Malraux...Specialties: sauerkraut, seafood, mussels...
Laduree Bonaparte: 21 rue Bonaparte. A tea shop, specialty: macaron is a Parisian round cookie made with egg whites.
Best hotels near Saint-Germain-des-Pres.
Art Saint-Germain-des-Pres: May to June.
Fete de la Musique is a music festival in June 21.
Foire Saint-Germain: Fair May to July.
Bal Bastille Day in Paris, July 13, 14.
Christmas market in December
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