Whiling away the day at sidewalk cafes isn’t considered unproductive in Saint-Germain-des-Prés – Odeon... it’s considered the perfect afternoon. A former bohemian retreat, this central Paris neighborhood has since transformed into a destination for couture window-shopping and catered relaxation. Saint-Germain-des-Prés – Odeon’s ivy-covered art galleries, corner patisseries, and centuries-old churches only add to the neighborhood’s undeniable romance—the kind that requires quiet contemplation at a sidewalk café.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Saint-Germain: Paris' Bourgeois Culture
Peaceful neighborhood in the centre of everything. We did not even have to buy a metro card, we just walked everywhere."
Visited in 2013
Rich History Along Boulevard Saint-Germain
We were able to walk to Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, Musée de Cluny as well as the boulevard St. Michel where we ate every evening. The famous Polidor restaurant which was featured in Woody Allen's movie Midnight In Paris is [there too]."
Visited in 2012
Cafe Culture: A Legacy of Literary Giants
Parliament and Jardin du Luxembourg: Scenic Escapes
... we enjoyed taking a pastry or coffee and sitting in the park and watching the world go by. There is something very special about that garden for us, and it was perfect that we were so close."
Visited in 2012
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Marc Olivier Le Blanc
Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.
Loïc is a French photographer and world traveler addict based in Paris. He has been traveling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.
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