Saint Germain des Prés - Notre Dame

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Paris; scholars and artists have met at its café terraces to discuss what is going on in world of art, literature and politics. Numerous artists and intellectuals have lived in Saint-Germain-des-Prés: painters such as Delacroix, Ingres, Manet and Picasso, as well as writers including Racine, Balzac and Georges Sand. The 6th arrondissement stretches from the Seine to Montparnasse with, at its centre, the Palais du Luxembourg, built in 1615 at the request of Marie de Médicis, and now the seat of the French Senate. There are many different types of buildings in this neighbourhood: you can just as easily be drawn by a charming apartment with wooden beams and floor tiles as by a fine town house on a quiet little side street or a penthouse with overlooking views of Paris.