Located close to the Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Pres is one of the chicest areas on Paris’ left bank. In the 6th arrondissement, Saint Germain is packed with fine dining restaurants and upscale shopping opportunities and is home to the oldest church in Paris, the 11th-century Eglise de Saint-Germain-des-Pres. With several galleries and home to the famous Musee d’Orsay, Saint Germain is an ideal choice for artistic individuals relocating to Paris for work.
When it comes to dining out, Saint-Germain is a paradise for foodies who are looking to rent an apartment for 3 months in Paris, with endless options to choose from. Along with the traditional French bistros and cafes, you can find a mouth-watering selection of international cuisines in the area including L’Oliveto, serving delicious Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Cook ‘n Saj is a top spot for authentic Lebanese food, or you can enjoy a traditional French wine bar experience at Au Coup De Torchon. Some of the best French restaurants, bars and cafes in the area include Le Restaurant, Freddy’s and Papa Jazz Club, a fantastic live music venue with a tasty menu.
Saint-Germain is home to some of the most stunning buildings in Paris, including the Institut de France built in front of the Louvre across the wooden Bridge of Arts. Today, only the Mazarine Library, the oldest public library in France, is accessible to the public all year round. Northern Saint-Germain is an ideal spot for art galleries and concept stores, and art-lovers will enjoy a tour of the National School of Fine Arts. Rue de Fustemburg is an ideal spot for a relaxing walk with a quieter atmosphere and a quaint village feel.
The main Metro station is Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Mabillon, Saint-Sulpice, Odeon, and Babylone are also nearby. Saint-Germain-des-Pres is served by the Metro Line 4.