Paris, France

A historic haven for culture lovers.

In both past and present, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, also known as St Germain, has offered a gathering ground for some of the most artistic minds in modern Europe. Many famous artists chose St Germain for their inspiration and the history still stands in this beautiful neighbourhood today, along with heaps of galleries, boutiques and eateries.

Places to visit in St Germain

In the past, St Germain was the place to be for upcoming artistic and talented types. For a slice of this history, have something to eat at the famous Deux Magots, where Ernest Hemmingway frequented. Café Bonaparte offers delicious worldly dishes as well as traditional French delicacies. It boasts spectacular views of the abbey and is more off the beaten track so it's perfect for a relaxed vibe.

St Germain is also home to École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, once the most prestigious fine art school in the world. The architecture is picturesque and it's brimming with history of previous graduates such as Renoir and Monet.

  • Charles de Gaulle airport, 40 mins
  • Louvre museum, 10 mins
  • Eiffel Tower, 35 mins

Things to do and see in St Germain

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