The 6th arrondissement of Paris, St Germain-des-Pres, runs along the southern shore of the River Seine as far as the Musee d’Orsay. Known as a centre of literature and intellectuality, the 6th arrondissement is a region of atmospheric coffee-houses, art galleries and bookshops, although there are a couple of fantastic nightclubs hidden away too. There is a very chic atmosphere to the 6th arrondissement, which spreads to the galleries, restaurants and accommodation in the 6th arrondissement.
There are a huge amount to see in the 6th arrondissement. The art galleries are among the best in Paris, including the world famous Musee d’Orsay, Musee d’Histoire de la Medecine and the Musee National Eugene Delacroix. The oldest church in Paris, the Eglise St Germain-des-Pres is a huge attraction, opened in the year 542. The Palais du Luxembourg is a beautifully and very lavishly decorated palace, open to visit by appointment only one Saturday per month. The Jardin de Luxembourg is Paris’ most popular park, adorned with lush flowerbeds, tennis courts and ornate fountains.
Café culture lives strong in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Cafes here are so good that many have become famous much further afield than Paris itself. The Café de Flore and the Café Les Deux Magots are both hugely famous literary and cultural spots, although you do pay a little extra for the name. If you are looking for a peaceful spot in which to have a coffee in the shade, watching Paris bustling past, there are some truly magnificent options, many of the best of which can be found along the Jardin du Luxembourg.
Europe’s most popular tourist destination, Disneyland Paris is very easily reached from a holiday rental apartment in St Germain-des-Pres, Paris. Located in the Siene-et-Marne region to the east of Paris, the park is excellently connected to the city. Children will be hugely excited by the prospect of visiting the park, and if you don’t manage to fit everything into one visit, you can always nip back into the park the next day.
Paris changes character with the changing seasons. During the hot summer months, the streets and parks of Paris are filled with people, stalls and tourists slowly absorbing the sights and sounds, with pavement cafes spilling out into the streets as temperatures routinely reach up to 30?C. In winter, when conditions remain closer to 5?C, it is the restaurants, famous shopping streets and endless museums that draw the crowds.
It couldn’t be much easier to reach an apartment in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Well connected to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and the Eurostar terminals via the metro, there are plenty of options for holidays to St Germain-des-Pres, Paris.