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Located on the Left Bank of the Seine, there's a bit of everything in the 6th (“VIe arrondissement”), from the hubbub of Paris' main gallery area to the lovely green spaces and shady cafés of the Jardin du Luxembourg. The sixth is equally well-known for the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, dominated by its Abbey, which was founded as early as the 6th century.
St. Germain des Prés is an extension of the Latin Quarter and has much of its charm, only with a slightly more upscale, artistic and chic allure. Consequently, there are many art galleries, theatres, interior décor shops and book stores to peruse, not to mention a veritable treasure trove of restaurants, cafés and taverns. Paris apartments here puts you in the center of everything.
As centrally located as it is, the “sixieme” is one of the most popular areas in all of Paris in terms of habitation. Fortunately your long or short term apartment rentals in Paris makes it easy to live here like a Parisian. The oldest church, the St. Germain-des-Prés can be found here, as well as two of the most famous cafés in the world, Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore.
For shopping excursions, look no further than the Rue de Rennes, a busy shopping district. For independent boutiques, the rue du Cherche Midi offers a wonderful selection of shops.
When you’re ready for some relaxation, walk from your Paris apartments rentals 6th district to the Jardin du Luxembourg. This a shady, tranquil spot has been a meeting place for generations for Parisians. The beautiful Palais du Luxembourg found here today houses the French Senate. These placid gardens are truly a sight to behold, and feel worlds removed from the rest of the city.
Some sights to consider here include the Eglise St Germain-des-Prés, the oldest church in Paris, founded in the year 542 by the king Childebert. Most of the church exists from the 11th century, the epoch that saw it become the centre of a powerful Benedictine abbey. The Revolution witnessed the suppression of the abbey in 1794. Most of the monastic buildings were actually incinerated. Earlier, more than three hundred priests were killed by a mob. The church underwent significant restoration in the 19th century, which helped ensure the preservation of the building. By this point it has come to represent a fascinating mix of styles: marble columns from the 6th century were placed alongside Gothic vaults and supported by Romanesque arches. Famous burials here include philosopher René Descartes, King John Casimir of Poland, who later became abbot of the church's monastery and poet Nicolas Boileau.
The Palais du Luxembourg, which currently houses the French Senate, can only be visited by reservations, and only one Saturday every month. (Although the entry itself is free.) A richly decorated palace built for Marie de Medici in the early 17th century, it is a great place for those interested in the inner workings of the French government or the artistic and historical décor here.
For museums, be sure to see the Musée national Eugène Delacroix, the home and studio of the great Romantic painter from 1857 until his death in 1863. The museum features works by the artist and exhibitions of his contemporaries' works.
Your Paris apartments in the 6th arrondissement takes you to a district that has always been regarded as an intellectual center, with many writers, artists and creative people making it their home. This is also the home of Paris publishing and various antiquarian book and print dealers. Over the past few years many luxury fashion brands have also located stores to this chic area.
The St. Germain neighborhood in particular was a center of existentialism and bohemianism in the exciting café society of the post-war years. Sartre and Camus stayed here, while France’s youth spent nights in its jazz clubs and cabarets. Jazz greats who played here include Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Some famous French singers who sang in the clubs or lived in the area include Georges Brassens, Charles Aznavour, Charles Trénet, Guy Béart, and Jacques Brel. The house that Serge Gainsbourg inhabited on rue de Verneuil has become a shrine.
From cultural and historic sights to some of Paris’ most exciting spots for music, food and fun, the 6th has it all.