Saint-Germain-des-Prés: when artists celebrate
Not far from the hotel is one of the most well-known and romantic areas of Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Prés. There, you can hear the jazz and feel the festive atmosphere of great French artists and intellectuals like Jean-Paul Sartre, Boris Vian, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Prévert, François Truffaut, or Juliette Gréco. It is easy to follow their tracks in the neighborhood’s festive atmosphere!
The charming Saint-Germain-des-Prés abbey dates back to the 6th century and has housed the greatest historians of the 17th century. In front of it you will easily find the Café de Flore, the Deux-Magots, and the Lipp brasserie. You can visit many bookshops and art galleries and discover a real art de vivre. Get lost in the surrounding streets, from Saint-Benoît and Odéon to the indoor market and Saint-Sulpice. Enjoy the trendy spots, the opulent stores, and the terraces of the cafés of this lively neighborhood at any time of the day or night.