Saint Germain des Prés, this is the Parisian neighborhood where time seems to have stopped. Yet, eras mix with one another through the varied architectures, some are even from the medieval era. And here there are, frozen in time, ready to face all the centuries and uniting their styles to offer the whole world a timeless retrospective of the city of Paris. We also know the Saint Germain neighborhood for its love for literature. Here, second-hand boo sellers showcase the beautiful ancient leather book covers of their most beautiful treasures all along shop windows. Other windows display more uncommon items, showing us here, that time has no effect. By turns, we discover typewriters, vintage cameras and even china dolls.
But, Saint Germain des Prés is also a place of luxury, French elegance. The beautiful fashion, beauty and furniture brands follow but do not resemble one another while remaining faithful to the fashion image Paris conveys throughout the world, but not only: gastronomy is also given pride of place, from this gem of a neighborhood that we find in the local café to the passionate wine merchant who knows everything about wine.
You get it, this neighborhood seems to have no concept of time and you’re likely to (re)discover the Parisian soul in many aspects. And to discover it from every angle, follow the guide!
Improving your knowledge:
Opening of the Monnaie de Paris 11 Conti Museum
After 5 years of renovation works, Monnaie de Paris workshops of excellence opens on September 30, 2017 with new activities focused on French know-how and luxury. Let’s discover the coining workshop, art collections and gardens in the heart of Paris!
The Arènes de Lutèce, an amphitheater in the heart of Paris reopens
Have you heard of the Arènes de Lutèce? This very-well preserved Gallo-Roman amphitheater can be found in the heart of the Square des Arènes de Lutèce and presents a true symbol of the Parisian way of life!
The Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris reopens
Paris Jardin du Luxembourg is a park valued by Parisians – nicknaming it “Le Luco” – as much as tourists. A bucolic and very lively garden that makes whoever comes to have a walk happy and even more when the sun is out! The parks reopens from May 30, 2020.
The Panthéon in Paris reopens
Before being the monument dedicated to the Great Men of the Republic we know today, the Panthéon used to be a church nestled on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève. Closed over the coronavirus epidemic, it reopens from June 15, 2020 in Paris.
The best restaurants in Paris Latin Quarter
From Saint-Germain to Odéon without forgetting Saint-Michel, Mabillon and even Saint-Sulpice, here’s the crème de la crème of the restaurants in Paris Latin Quarter! To stuff your face, follow the guide!
Molinard, French luxury perfumery
Molinard is the latest spot for those looking for a unique perfume. The first store of this perfumer in Paris opens the doors of its universe in the 6th arrondissement.
Le Petit Prince Store is THE Parisian store for all the fans of Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s work. The place to visit you should discover very soon in the Latin Quarter.
Enjoying a sweet break:
Marcello, the new cozy café in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Set across the Marché Saint-Germain, Marcello is a café-restaurant open since February 2017 mixing the sweetness of Italy and the Brooklyn coolness in a protected setting with a large terrace hidden from the hustle and bustle from the city.
Café Pavane, restaurant and tearoom by Manon Hévin
Facing the Jardin du Luxembourg, Café Pavane is Jean-Paul Hévin’s daughter Manon Hévin’s first tearoom. For this gourmet address, she’s come up with a nice cocoon providing Russian-inspired dishes and her father’s emblematic cakes who is a famous chocolate maker. Here’s a nice place ideally set to enjoy the Cheesecake Mazaltov, the Pomme de Terre and the Longchamp chocolat by Jean-Paul Hévin!
Fou de Pâtisserie patisserie, brunch and teatime every day
Tasty pastry and culinary know-how fans, hello! Fou de Pâtisserie has opened its first tea room in Paris 6th arrondissement. Let us have a seat and enjoy some of the most beautiful pastries by pastry chefs, brunch, or enjoy a teatime every day at anytime.
Choco Factory aka choco-addicts’ paradise in Paris
Hey chocolate-addicts, we have just discovered an address likely to make you go crazy: Choco Factory! To give you an overview, take a chocolate factory, a sweet shop and a coffee-shop, put the whole thing in a hybrid place between the Parisian terrace and the Chicago loft and voilà! Here you have Paris Choco Factory…