The Saint-Michel quarter

Located in the 5th and 6th districts of Paris, the Saint-Michel quarter is surrounded by other renowned places full of history and culture, including the Quartier Latin which is famed for the Sorbonne and its predominantly young population, and Saint-Germain-des-Prés with its buildings dating from the seventeenth century and its sumptuous ready-to-wear boutiques.


Boulevard Saint Michel


It is a lively place well-appreciated by both Parisians and tourists. Indeed, the Place Saint-Michel is an ideal meeting point thanks its famous fountain, a must-see place not only because of its tremendous size, but also because it is a historical monument.

Saint-Michel, a cultural area

The Place Saint-Michel will delight culture enthusiasts. The place is home to one of the oldest libraries in Paris. It is, of course, the Librairie Shakespeare and Company. This bookstore is worth a visit even just to enjoy the extraordinary framework within which it is installed. It offers many rare books, whether new or used. One can also visit several historical monuments with complex architectures such as Saint-Séverin, a charming Gothic church with beautiful stained glass windows, built in the early thirteenth century.

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A place where authenticity and gastronomy are combined


une vue du quartier st-michel


Saint-Michel is also a reference for its gourmet restaurants installed in buildings straight out of a different era. There is nothing more fulfilling than being able to satisfy one’s hunger for refined dishes in a setting that evokes some nostalgia for times gone by. The famous Laperouse is one of the most sought-after restaurants in the area. Housed in a charming building dating from the eighteenth century, this historical restaurant counts famous French writers among its faithful customers. Also installed in an old building dating from the sixteenth century, La Tourelle is the ideal restaurant for tourists looking for authenticity.

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A place conducive to nightlife

The Saint-Michel is a quarter that attracts many people, residents or tourists, especially at night. It includes a lot of places where people can experience very pleasant evenings. To spend a relaxing time in a quiet place, while enjoying a cold beer, good live music or sporting event on large screens, The Corcoran’s Irish Pub is the ideal place. Fans of blues, jazz and funk will definitely enjoy the musical atmosphere the club Le Caveau des Oubliettes exudes every evening from Tuesday to Sunday