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St Germain des Pres: Paris within Paris

  • 30 May 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Saint Germain des Pres
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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


14h00 -16h00

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Saint Germain des Pres (Line 4) or Mabillon (Line 10)

Kelly Healy


Noha Escartin     mobile if lost or late: 06 13 53 31 10


20€ members, 25€ non-members

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