To soak up Saint-Germain-des-Prés, there's nothing better than a sit-down in Les Deux Magots café! From the terrace, you can observe the hustle and bustle of place Saint-Germain-des-Prés and its church, the oldest in Paris, which celebrated its 1000th birthday in 2014, or at least its nave and bell tower did as their foundations date back to the year 543. The church regularly plays host to classical music and jazz concerts.
A renowned haunt for artists, publishers and literature lovers, the neighbourhood has kept its scholarly spirit while making room for often luxurious fashion boutiques. Art galleries rub shoulders with fine pastries like those made by Pierre Hermé.
The sheltered little roads, perfect for romantic strolls, will undoubtedly lead you to one of the most delightful squares in Paris, Place de Furstenberg, a little gem planted with Paulownia trees and the very soul of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The Musée national Eugène Delacroix, who lived here from 1857, can be found at 6 rue de Furstenberg.