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Top Things to Do in Saint Germain Paris

Since the early 1900’s all of Paris has been singing, dancing, writing and painting in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Indeed, it was the favorite neighborhood of artists and philosophers like Ernest Hemingway, Picasso and Jean-Paul Sartre. Known for being an artsy, chic area of Paris, its atmosphere is both bohemian and bourgeois, which we call bobo in French.

In its charming cobbled streets, you can relax in famous literary cafés such as Les Deux Magots, with a lovely sunny terrace right in front of the oldest church in Paris. Below, find out all the best places to buy amazing French food in Saint Germain. Perfect for if you’re staying there or just passing by!

Les Deux Magots – 6 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris

Best Restaurants in Saint Germain Paris

Bistrot style: Le Relais de l’Entrecote

If you’re craving homemade French fries, Le Relais de l’Entrecôte is the place to go. For your main course, there’s only one option in this family-friendly restaurant: beef steak with French fries and a green salad. But for dessert, there are 20 different things you can choose from including crème brulée, chocolate ice cream, rum baba and lemon pie… Simply delicious!

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte – 20 Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 Paris

Modern restaurant: Semilla

Semilla is a chic restaurant in Paris, located in the heart of Saint Germain. Their menu changes every day according to seasonal products and the chef’s inspiration. If you can, ask for the “chef’s table”. A table for two, you get courtside seats to watch the team in action! Either before or after your dinner, why not have a glass of champagne at Freddy’s wine bar, which has the same owner.

Semilla – 54 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris

Best French Desserts in Saint Germain Paris

Best Boulangerie in Saint Germain Paris: Gerard Mulot

You can find everything you could possibly want at the bakery and patisserie Gérard Mulot: from delicious salmon quiches to buttery croissants and hundreds of home-made macarons. It’s located near the Marche Saint Germain.

Gérard Mulot – 76 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris

Best Patisserie in Saint Germain Paris: Un Dimanche a Paris

You must try the best chocolate eclair in Saint Germain from Un Dimanche à Paris. This patisserie shop is located in an enchanting, hidden cobbled street dating back to the Middle Ages. You can see the chefs through a glass wall creating your delicious French desserts. If the weather is cold try their creamy hot chocolate, it’s absolutely fantastic.

Un Dimanche A Paris – 4 8, 6 Cour du Commerce Saint-André, 75006 Paris

Best Wine and Cheese in Saint Germain Paris

Wine lovers: La Derniere Goutte

Looking for a good bottle of French Pinot noir? La Dernière Goutte offers wine tasting in English as well as French throughout the week. They get most of their selection from small wineries and particularly love organic wine.

La Dernière Goutte – 6 Rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006 Paris

Cheese addicts: Cooperative Laitiere du Beaufortain

Coopérative Laitière du Beaufortain isn’t your regular cheese shop: all the products are from small producers, which is the perfect way to learn more about regional French cheeses. Have you heard of Beaufort cheese? It’s a firm, cow’s milk cheese from the Alps. You have to try it at least once in your life – or twice!

Coopérative Laitière de Beaufortain – 9 Rue Corneille, 75006 Paris

Best Market in Saint Germain Paris

On a Sunday morning, grab a bag and walk to the Marché Biologique de Raspail. This weekly French market is famous amongst all of the world’s greatest chefs. On offer? Only the best organic food, directly from the farms! If you want to go to a market during the week, head to the Marché Couvert de Saint Germain.

Marché Biologique Raspail – Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris (Between Rue du Cherche-Midi et Rue de Rennes)

To continue exploring, why not walk along the Seine River from the Pont-Neuf bridge to Notre-Dame Cathedral, or look for the mini Statue of Liberty hidden in the Luxembourg Gardens?

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