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The neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-prés is located at the beating heart of the 6th arrondissement, right next to the Quartier Latin. It is Paris’s 24th administrative district.

This neighbourhood is not only home to numerous luxury boutiques; it also embodies the French literary scene all by itself. It is located at the very end of Rue de Rennes, around the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-prés. The district covers an area of 28 ha and has 4,817 inhabitants. Its northern border begins with the Seine River. It is, furthermore, wedged between Rue de Seine to the east, Rue du Four to the south and Rue des Saints-Pères to the west. Despite its size (the smallest neighbourhood in the arrondissement), it has many monuments to visit.

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Like the other districts of the 6th arrondissement, Saint-Germain-des-prés has a rich history. Indeed, its abbey was founded during the 6th century by Merovingian King Childebert I and the bishop Saint-Germain of Paris. The abbey was composed of several buildings, the majority of which were destroyed during the French Revolution. Now only remain the church and the Palais abbatial (abbey palace).

In addition, the neighbourhood is linked to numerous literary and musical works. As an example, the play Needles and Opium might have been performed at a room of La Louisiane hotel.


Cultural sites

  • Musée Eugène Delacroix: formerly installed in the apartment of the romantic painter Delacroix, it became a full-fledged museum in 1871 and was entirely dedicated to his works. Today, it also hosts concerts and various exhibitions.


Local landmarks

  • Deux magots: a venue that attracts intellectuals, artists and even politicians.
  • Café de Flore: a symbol of French literary life.
  • Brasserie Lipp: perfect place to spend time with your family. Many poets like Apollinaire used to come here.
  • Bon Marché (24 Rue de Sèvres): founded in 1852 by Aristide and Marguerite Boucicaut, it is a symbol of Parisian fashion.



  • The garden of the Musée Eugène Delacroix, inspired by the latter’s works.



  • Saint-Benoît Nursery School, located at 16 rue Saint Benoît, accessible by metro line 4 via Les Halles station, get off at Saint Germain des Prés station.
  • Saint-Benoît Elementary school, located at 12 Rue Saint-Benoît, accessible by Metro line 4 via Les Halles station, get off at Saint Germain des Prés station.
  • Jacques Prévert Middle School, 18 Rue Saint Benoît, accessible by Metro line 4 via Les Halles station. Get off at Saint Germain des Prés station.


Nearby transportation

Métro      Métro - Ligne 4   Métro - Ligne 10

Bus      Bus - Ligne 39  Bus - Ligne 63  Bus - Ligne 86  Bus - Ligne 87  Bus - Ligne 95  Bus - Ligne N01  Bus - Ligne N02  Bus Noctilien - Ligne N12  Bus Noctilien - Ligne N13

Properties for sale / rental in the neighbourhood

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24 m2
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Paris 6th District – Saint Sulpice – A renovated studio apartment. Love at first sight! Th (...)
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