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A prime location in the heart of an historical area

Enjoy our prime location in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which is just a few minutes from the national history and cultural museums. The oldest church of Paris, literary cafés and top luxury fashion boutiques are located in the vicinity of Le Saint.

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On a short stroll from the hotel, you can admire the most extensive collection of impressionists at the Orsay museum, visit the new Department of Decorative Arts at the Louvre museum or simply explore the quiet streets of the « Carré Rive Gauche », famous for its antique shops and art galleries.

A few steps from the bustle of the famous Boulevard Saint Germain, The Saint is located in the quiet rue du Pré aux Clercs, which was once a famous prairie Paris.

This is the Pre-aux-Clercs that twice a week, went justice given by King Philip the Fair. Every year, the watch or review of his subjects, so carousel which were invited all the clergy of the Palace, the provinces and their henchmen, stood originally in a meadow known why Pre-aux-Clercs.

Later, it is also in the meadow of the Pre-aux-Clercs that gave themselves appointments for duels (including shots in the famous play by Edmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac).

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Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Go back in time and soak up the spirit of this district in the particular charm.

In 543, the Abbey St. Vincent was founded by Childebert 1st (son of Clovis) under the guidance of the bishop Germain. In the seventh century, the church was renamed the church of Saint Germain des Prés, on the death of Bishop Germain. The Saint-Germain-des-Prés is and around the church.

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The suburb develops bit by bit to become from the XVII century the home of the literary world. Already the artists take for custom to meet in the numerous cafes which bloom in the district, such Procope which opened in 1689.

In the nineteenth, the Saint-Germain-des-Prés becomes the essential meeting place of many writers (Racine, Balzac, George Sand), painters (Delacroix, Ingres and Manet) and actors. They have left the imprint of their talents, always scoring more thorough the streets of a literary and artistic seal.

After World War II, is the Café de Flore and Deux Magots that philosophers, poets, artists and writers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Boris Vian, Prévert Jacques secured the intellectual bustling neighborhood.

Today, Saint Germain des Prés has maintained the authentic charm of the old buildings of the seventeenth century. Rather than the nerve center of the scholars, the area is now known for his often luxurious designer boutiques, gourmet shops and small intimate streets conducive to romantic strolls.

Access to the hotel

Several Paris landmarks are within walking distance of our hotel.

  • DESTINATION DISTANCE WALKING (mins)
  • Saint- Germain-des-Prés church 0.5 km /0.3 mile 6
  • Café les Deux Magots et Café de Flore 0.5 km / 0.3 mile 6
  • Orsay museum 0.7 km / 0.4 mile 9
  • Art bridge 0.7 km / 0.4 mile 9
  • Tuileries Gardens 1 km / 0.6 mile 13
  • Louvre museum 1.1 km / 0.6 mile 14
  • The Sainte-Chapelle 1.4 km / 0.8 mile 17
  • Luxembourg Gardens 1.6 km / 0.9 mile 21
  • Cathedral Notre- Dame 1.7 km / 1.1 mile 22
  • Eiffel Tower 2.9 km / 1.8 mile 36