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6th ArrondissementParis

Read about Parisian intelligentsia, discover the lively Latin Quarter and enjoy scenic gardens and bohemian café culture.

The 6th Arrondissement is known for its acclaimed academies and parks and the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. It is considered the intellectual hub of Paris with links to thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre. Browse the many art galleries lining the streets for a better understanding of the city’s academia.

Sit at a café on the corner of a street and embrace the zone’s bohemian ideals. Les Deux Magots Café is the most famous meeting place of the learned and artistic, where Picasso, James Joyce and other geniuses of their fields drank and talked.

Discover the historic region of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which began as a market village around a 6th-century abbey. Gaze up at the intriguing bell tower and learn about the church’s fascinating history. In the surrounding area are bookstalls, quaint cafés and markets. Purchase a second-hand novel by Albert Camus or Emile Zola and stroll along the cobblestone alleys.

Walk south from the river through the side streets of the Latin Quarter. Visit the Sorbonne, a world-famous university competitive with Harvard and Oxford. Peruse the quirky shops and jazz clubs of this lively neighborhood. Come here for a range of international cuisine at restaurants and food stalls.

Learn about the city though the various museums, such as the National Museum of the Middle Ages. It covers themes such as the Roman occupation, Gothic architecture and medieval works of art. Find out about the history of coins and medals at the Musée de la Monnaie.

Enjoy a picnic among the fountains of the Jardin du Luxembourg, which dates back to 1612. Stroll past the landscaped gardens, tree-lined paths and ponds of the 62-acre (25-hectare) park. See the elegant Medici Fountain from 1630.

This arrondissement starts on the Seine River in the center of the city and spreads south past many metro stations. Its southern border is near the Montparnasse Tower and its cemetery.

The 6th Arrondissement is a place to mingle with the country’s avant-garde thinkers in cafés and museums.


Popular places to visit in 6th Arrondissement

Luxembourg Gardens
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Luxembourg Gardens

4.5/5(2,623 reviews)

You’ll find a leafy oasis within the busy Latin Quarter, complete with picturesque statues, fountains and an orchard.

Saint-Sulpice Church
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Saint-Sulpice Church

4.5/5(3 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Paris when you make a stop at a well-known site like Saint-Sulpice Church. Make time for the stunning cathedral and local tours in this vibrant area.

Luxembourg Palace
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Luxembourg Palace

4.5/5(8 reviews)

After visiting Luxembourg Palace, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Paris. Make time for the notable monuments and local tours in this vibrant area.

Place Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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Place Saint-Germain-des-Pres

5/5(22 reviews)

Find out about the history of Paris when you spend time at Place Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Make time for the stunning cathedral and local tours in this vibrant area.

Les Deux Magots
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Les Deux Magots

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Find out about the history of Paris when you take a trip to Les Deux Magots. Visit the notable monuments and stunning cathedral in this vibrant area.

Rue de Rennes
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Rue de Rennes

During your visit to Paris, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Rue de Rennes. While in this romantic area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in 6th Arrondissement

Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat
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Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat

¥2,095
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Pastry and Chocolate Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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Pastry and Chocolate Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

¥12,196
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Notre Dame's Island, St Chapelle & Marie Antoinette's prison
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Notre Dame's Island, St Chapelle & Marie Antoinette's prison

¥7,680
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Champagne Day Trip : Moet & Chandon winery and Reims
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Champagne Day Trip : Moet & Chandon winery and Reims

¥24,297
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Paris: a Day like a Parisian Private Tour
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Paris: a Day like a Parisian Private Tour

¥12,442
Per adult
Paris Champagne Tasting for Foodies
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Paris Champagne Tasting for Foodies

¥4,342
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Top Hotels in 6th Arrondissement

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
L'Hotel
L'Hotel
5 out of 5
13 Rue Des Beaux Arts, Paris, Paris

Located in Paris City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Les Deux Magots, Orsay Museum, and Louvre Museum. Luxembourg Gardens and Notre-Dame ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (206 reviews)

"Great Hotel ans staff!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

L'Hotel
Best Western Aramis Saint-Germain
Best Western Aramis Saint-Germain
3 out of 5
124, Rue De Rennes, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥9,882 per night

Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Le Bon Marche and Tour Montparnasse. Luxembourg Gardens and Saint-Sulpice Church are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (757 reviews)

"Nice hotel, friendly staff, convenient location. Room was very compact."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Best Western Aramis Saint-Germain
Holiday Inn Paris - Saint Germain des Prés
Holiday Inn Paris - Saint Germain des Prés
4 out of 5
92 Rue De Vaugirard, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥13,145 per night

Located in the center of Paris, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Le Bon Marche and Tour Montparnasse. Luxembourg Gardens and Saint-Sulpice ...

4.1/5Very Good! (735 reviews)
Nice hotel

"Nice location Friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Holiday Inn Paris - Saint Germain des Prés
Hôtel Atlantis Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Hôtel Atlantis Saint-Germain-des-Prés
3 out of 5
4 Rue du Vieux Colombier, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥9,708 per night

Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Saint-Sulpice Church, Odeon Theatre, and Le Bon Marche. Luxembourg Gardens and Sorbonne ...

4/5Very Good! (368 reviews)

"We were tourists in Paris. Wanted to see the sights and museums. The location of the hotel is such that even though it's convenient for public transport we could walk to almost all the places we wanted to go. Only Versailles needed the metro."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Hôtel Atlantis Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Hôtel Artus
Hôtel Artus
4 out of 5
34 Rue De Buci, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥13,592 per night

Located in Paris City Center, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Saint-Sulpice Church, Odeon Theatre, and Ile de la Cite. Sorbonne University ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (803 reviews)
Top notch

"Great hotel. Great location. Great service. We had to leave early to get back to the US before the travel ban took effect. The hotel was very understanding!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Hôtel Artus
Hotel Royal Saint Michel
Hotel Royal Saint Michel
4 out of 5
3 Boulevard Saint Michel, Paris
The price is ¥13,528 per night

Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ile de la Cite and Sainte Chapelle. Notre-Dame and Sorbonne University are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (597 reviews)
So cute

"A darling little hotel which has a metro stop virtually right outside, very close to Notre Dame and twenty minute walk to the Louvre. Our room was small but very comfortable and the hotel also had the world’s smallest lift where two people have to get very intimate to fit in it together :) The staff ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Hotel Royal Saint Michel

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres

5/5Exceptional!(565 area reviews)

Known for its charming cafés and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Check out top attractions like Ile de la Cite and Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and jump on the metro at Mabillon Station or Saint-Germain-des-Pres Station to see more of the city.

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Montparnasse featuring a city and a park

Montparnasse

4.5/5Wonderful!(245 area reviews)

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4.5/5Wonderful!(82 area reviews)

Pantheon and Rue Mouffetard are top sights in 5th Arrondissement, and you should be sure to explore the charming cafés. Hop aboard the metro at Place Monge Station or Cardinal Lemoine Metro Station to see more sights in the area.

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1st Arrondissement featuring a city

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4.5/5Wonderful!(1,456 area reviews)

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1st Arrondissement
Paris City Centre which includes a fountain, street scenes and heritage architecture

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4.5/5Wonderful!(32 area reviews)

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