We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

#21 of 1,088 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Live Like A Local and 3 other guides
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Place St-Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris, France
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Paris Walking Tour: Jazz Evening with Dinner and Concert
More Info
and up
Paris Saint-Germain Quartier Polaroid Photo Tour
More Info
and up
Paris by Night Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,513 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1844
  • 633
    Very good
  • 97
  • 11
  • 2
Great places to shop and eat or drink

We stay here all the time. The area is full of great restaurants, bakeries and bars. Good grocery stores to pick-up some wine and cheese to go with you to the Eiffel Tower and sit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Valrico, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

5,513 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,587: English reviews
Valrico, Florida
Level Contributor
68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stay here all the time. The area is full of great restaurants, bakeries and bars. Good grocery stores to pick-up some wine and cheese to go with you to the Eiffel Tower and sit on the grass and enjoy the view.

Thank shark769
Izmir, Turkey
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice to walk around still seeing lots of old buildings and historical monuments in the close vicinity like the Notre-Dame, Pantheon, Sorbonne and atc. Lots of shops, nice and budget eating places and witnessing everyday life.

Thank Mustafa O
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
137 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This seems to be where the locals hang out to eat and shop. Many charming streets with cute cafes and markets. Really trendy, too----a really good place to people-watch!

Thank luxetrip
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this part of Paris for a weekend. The district is packed full of restaurants, shops and wonderful things to see in its' own right. It is worth a lazy trip around, to see a particularly cool cheese shop right around the corner of our hotel, Hotel Vaineau. The Metro is obviously worth the 3 day pass we... More 

Thank desm616
Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed in this quartier for years, renting various apartments while visiting Paris. There are many short term apartment rentals in the area. Saint Germain de Près is in the 6th arr. Lots of places to shop, including Bon Marché department store, Le Grande Epicerie (connected to Bon Marché), lots of boutiques, La Poste (if you need to mail... More 

Thank Tramble
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of character and a good place to walk around and then sit and people walk (with a cheeky glass of wine)

Thank Lauren R
Kilcock, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very trendy area. Many shops, cafés and restaurants. Les Deux Magots is a must do, just to sit sipping coffee where many literary and intellects mused away the day. great food, a bit expensive but worth it.

Thank EddieKilcock_Ireland
Level Contributor
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Too expensive, but I usually go to the Cluny museum, which is superb for the early "Middle Ages." xx

Thank Philip Sedlak S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Parisian place to vidit sit, eat and people watch. Go around all the small shops antiques or similar fascinating ...

Thank Pinklilly28
Level Contributor
37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great area to be based. Right next to the Latin quarter. Plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops. Good metro access. Walking distance to a lot of attractions, eg Sorbonne, Notre Dame Cathedral, The Louvre, the euro 16 'big wheel'.

Thank brainyAyrshire

Travellers who viewed Saint Germain des Pres Quarter also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France

Been to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and other visitors
15 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from Saint Germain des Pres Quarter staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighbourhood Profile
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
Explore this neighbourhood