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The Best Restaurants Around Saint-Germain
The Best Bars & Cafés near Saint-Germain
The Best Shops by Saint-Germain
The Best Ways to Relax Around Saint-Germain
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Map of Saint-Germain
Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a small neighborhood on the Rive Gauche, tucked between the Latin Quarter on the east and the residential 7th Arrondissement (also home to the Eiffel Tower) on the west.
Main metro stations in Saint Germain:
- Mabillon (Line 10)
- Odéon (Lines 4, 10)
- Saint Germain des Prés (Line 4)
- Saint-Sulpice (Line 4)
Self-Guided Walking Tour
Life in the Neighborhood
“Living in Paris was always something I had imagined for myself, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I would get there. After studying cinema in university and working in the film industry, I switched gears and began working for an international French company. When the opportunity to transfer my life to Paris and work at the HQ’s as an expatriate presented itself, I couldn’t have said ‘yes’ any faster! I’ve been living in Paris for over two years now and I can only say that the reality has lived up to le rêve.
I had visited Paris just a couple of times prior to moving, and I was always drawn to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. I was lucky enough to snag an apartment just near Rue de Buci which has a myriad of amazing restaurants and wine bars frequented by both locals and tourists alike.
A few I’d recommend are le Bar du Marché, la Palette, Atlas, Chez Huguette and le Hibou. I often frequent these spots after work for a delicious meal with a glass of wine with friends to wind down for the day.
On Sundays, you can often find me taking a stroll to reset for another busy Parisian week ahead. My favorite route passes through Place Saint Sulpice where I take a moment of peacefulness inside the beautiful church. After, I often continue to the Jardin du Luxembourg. One of the most famous gardens, and beautiful during all seasons. It’s the perfect spot for a little nature inside the city.”