You may go anywhere in Paris, see the Eiffel tower, walk along the Champs-Élysées, but it still won`t equal the exquisite Parisian feeling of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Situated on the left bank of Seine, in the 6th arrondissement, Saint-Germain-des-Prés remains the most luxurious area of Paris, at least in terms of architecture, restaurants and shops. The rents here are close to huge and, looking around, I quite understand why.
It is in Saint-Germain-des-Prés where the existentialist movement (associated with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir) started. A number of famous cafés, such as Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, were the meeting places for the existentialists and, in general, for the Parisian intellectuals of the past century.
Today, despite being packed with tourists, the cafés situated along Saint-Germain-des-Prés boulevard are still among the best spots in the city to watch the Parisian life passing – in full splendor and diversity – right by your cup of coffee!
The second largest public park in Paris – Jardin du Luxembourg – is also situated in the 6th arrondissement and, as you may see in the photos, it looks quite amazing.