The Saint-Germain-des-Prés-Odéon district in Paris: a popular area
Located in the sixth district, Saint-Germain-des-Prés-Odéon was once considered to be the neighbourhood of intellectuals.
Surrounded by the Rue de Rennes in the west and the Boulevard Saint-Michel to the east, it is the home of the famous Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Its streets retain a great deal of charm and have changed little over the past centuries. Today, they are filled with international restaurants, bakeries and jewellery shops alongside literary cafes, bookshops, and local libraries.
The Saint-Germain-des-Prés-Odéon has a unique atmosphere that is both intimate and vivacious. Hundreds of daily visitors mingle with the locals, colloquially known as Germanopratins, and there is a liveliness and cultural dynamism that is almost palpable.
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What a pleasure it is to stroll through the streets lined with cafes, bookstores, art galleries and souvenir shops! It is a far cry from the frenetic pace of the neighbourhoods of central Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Pres-Odéon provides the ideal backdrop for a stay in the heart of the capital that is both romantic and authentic.
The area has long been popular with intellectuals, from the encyclopaedists of the eighteenth century, to Sartre and Beauvoir in the twentieth century. Boris Vian, Juliette Greco, Francois Truffaut and Hemingway were all known frequenters of the cafes of Saint-Germain-des-Prés-Odéon, such as the Procope, the Flore and Deux-Magots. As well as writers, legendary artists and the most fashionable thinkers, the district was also fashionable with contemporary singers and actors.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés retains its symbolism as the centre of Parisian intellectual life, but today it is also a popular shopping destination, especially along its boulevard. This is one of the longest streets of the capital and has many fashion boutiques, purveying the biggest international brands.
You will never be bored in Saint-Germain-Prés-Odéon, whether your interests lie in shopping, or following in the footsteps of your literary heroes, or in observing the typical architecture of the buildings and monuments.
Visit the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, one of the oldest in Paris, and then walk back down the boulevard to the Henri Mondor square, Odéon where you can see the statue of Danton, commissioned by the city for the centenary of the Revolution.
Then, walk along the street in the direction of the Seine, and stop at the Saint-Michel Fountain, which was constructed under the leadership of Haussmann by nine different sculptors, and is a meeting place well-known to tourists and street performers.
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