A swanky, vibrant and a fashionable neighbourhood, Saint Germain is the historical centre of literary Paris and café society. The neighbourhood is nestled along the Seine River, boasting of their charm through the tree-lined streets and manicured parks. The heart of Saint Germain neighbourhood is St-Germain-des-Prés, (built in the sixth century) which is the oldest church in the French capital. Just after the Second World War, the area became the location for various art forms like avant-garde theatre, painting and jazz. Some famous names associated with this area are personalities like Picasso, Sartre, Beckett and De Beauvoir. Once the heart of café society, the area is now home to fashion gurus namely Karl Lagerfeld and Sonia Rykiel which is reflected in its areas shop. Today, this neighbourhood is blessed with some of the city’s most prestigious museums, small art galleries and arthouse cinemas.
Winding cobblestone streets, flower-decked balconies, St. Michel fountain and the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral are all major aspects of Saint Germain’s magic. During your short term visit to Saint Germain, do not miss a chance to explore the quaint little place Furstenberg. This is where the famous painter Eugène Delacroix’s studio is situated. Enjoy a stroll in this neighbourhood surrounded by beautiful leafy boulevards, great boutiques and cafes. The area is home to the famous cafes Laduree patisserie and tea room. Apart from historical curiosities, the area’s another attraction are its charming old streets, filled with cute shops to typical French boutiques. You can also spot high end luxurious brands and Le Bon Marché, which is one of the most prestigious department store in Paris. Mostly, international brands are located next to Saint-Germain-des-Prés church on Rue de Rennes, selling decorative items under one roof.
The neighbourhood is easily accessible via public transportation in Paris, like metros, buses and subway trains, making it easy for the commuters to get here and around the city at their convenience. If you are staying in Saint Germain, it is central enough to offer easy access to reach iconic attractions of Paris. Furthermore, you can explore the neighbourhood by foot as most of the popular sights are located nearby. If you want to visit St. Michel, get off at St. Michel on line 4. To visit other attractions like Sorbonne, Luxembourg and the Pantheon, board the RER B and get off at Luxembourg, or Cluny-la-Sorbonne on Line 10.
Making Saint Germain neighbourhood your abode during your extended stay in Paris will ensure that you’re tucked between the two most attractive neighbourhoods, Latin Quarter and Eiffel Tower. So even if you choose to stay in a serviced apartment in Saint Germain, away from the famous Parisian districts you’re still within easy reach of everything, be it attractions, pubs and restaurants. The buildings in this neighbourhood are not that old but some of them still date back to the 17th century. Though, the area is not the most budget friendly neighbourhood in Paris, you cannot beat the perfect combination of its scenic location and low levels of tourist crowds. If you choose to stay in this neighbourhood, you’ll enjoy the perks of sharing the same abode which was once home to intellectuals, musicians, painters and artists for centuries. We offer great corporate accommodation options that are at par with the luxurious hotels in the town along with the local flavour that the place has to offer.