Oscar Wilde, who adored luxury and beauty, chose to live in Saint-Germain des Pres -and died there. He was right: Saint Germain is stylish, cosmopolitan, but at the same time still very French and authentic, bursting with historical buildings, restaurants, famous cult-cafes, and upmarket boutiques. In an easy-to-walk neighborhood, we’ll follow the trail of artists and intellectuals in what was once just a small market village centered around the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain and later became the epicenter of Parisian culture and art.
The sites we will visit include, amongst others, the Abbey Church--now the oldest in Paris, Les Deux Magots, which opened in 1912 and whose former patrons are a veritable “who's who” of the existential movement, the tiny place Furstenberg--The Age of Innocence movie location and one of Paris’ most scenic spots , the Musee Delacroix --located in the painters’ last residence, and some popular streets such as Rue de Buci or Rue du Commerce Saint Andre. A vibrant neighborhood that most Parisians would dream to call home!
Wednesday, May 30
Sent to registrants.
Saint Germain des Pres (Line 4) or Mabillon (Line 10)
Noha Escartin mobile if lost or late: 06 13 53 31 10
20€ members, 25€ non-members
Reid Hall, 4 Rue Chevreuse 75006, Paris