Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a symbolic Parisian district located on the left bank of the Seine River, opposite the Louvre museum and not far from the Best Western Aramis Paris. It is a picturesque setting characterized by seventeenth-century buildings, centuries-old churches, high fashion boutiques, charming tea houses and atypical coffee shops. In the twentieth century, this quarter was associated with intellectuals and philosophers who had their lair there. Today, this part of the capital still exudes a specific aura which refers to the time during which freedom and joy of life took on a totally different dimension.
To stay at the Best Western Aramis Paris located near the Saint-Germain-des-Prés
A stay at the Best Western Aramis Paris, a hotel located in a lovely nineteenth century building, offers visitors a great opportunity to stroll along this authentic quarter marked by culture and history. Couples on travel will particularly enjoy a romantic atmosphere while walking through narrow streets. The antique shops, bookstores and art galleries are ideal places to make pleasant resting during this little getaway. Those who look back nostalgically on the Belle Époque and the post-war period would likely be interested in getting into the skin of Rimbaud, Verlaine, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir while taking a break on the terrace of the famous Café des Deux Magots.
The trip through time can be carried on to the Saint-Germain Abbey, a mythical site of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the 6th arrondissement. This abbey church is one of the oldest religious buildings in Paris. It is an architectural complex including a palace dating back from the Roman era, more specifically the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The Saint-Sulpice church is another well-recognized landmark to go visit for its easily recognizable two towers located at the entrance. Dating back from the Middle Ages, this building has a rococo interior.
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Relaxing in coffee shops on the Boulevard Saint-Germain
Art enthusiasts will most assuredly take a tour around the Eugene Delacroix Museum, housed in the former apartment of the famous Romantic painter (nineteenth century). Visitors will be able to enjoy a 400m² garden, a wonderful sight on the Place Fürstenberg from upstairs, and of course the artist’s paintings. After this tour, there’s nothing better than relaxing in luxurious coffee shops on the Boulevard Saint-Germain. What sets these famous cafés apart is the fact that they award annual literary prizes. To complete the visit, one absolutely must stop at the fine pastries that the quarter is renowned for.