Saint-Germain & La Sorbonne
Settle into life on the historic Left Bank, where you have all the most famous Paris landmarks and museums on your doorstep
You’re so close to the best-known sights of Paris, that walking around the 5th, 6th and 7th Arrondissements feels like stepping into a picturesque postcard. The 7th Arrondissement is home to the Eiffel Tower, a landmark which needs no explanation and is equally impressive by day or night.
Get your culture fix at Musée d’Orsay, Musée Rodin and Musée du Quai Branly, the newest of the city’s grand museums and home to an impressive collection of African, Asian and Oceanic art.
Soak up the atmosphere as you take a stroll along Boulevard Saint-Germain, a wide boulevard which traverses the 5th, 6th and 7th arrondissements. The 6th Arrondissement is an affluent area, where the elegant buildings are home to antique shops and upscale boutiques including Sonia Rykiel, Diptyque and Karl Lagerfeld. Taste the world-famous hot chocolate and soak up the historic atmosphere at the famous Café de Flore, where the French literary prize, Prix de Flore, is awarded every year and where writing greats like Hemingway frequented.
Get a taste of ancient Paris in the 5th Arrondissement, home to the prestigious Paris-Sorbonne University. The area is also known as the Latin Quarter because the university students in medieval times would roam the cobbled streets speaking Latin. This is where you’ll find the Pantheon, a mausoleum which contains the remains of distinguished French citizens, as well as Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of the largest and best-known church buildings in the world.