What to see at the Boulevard St. Germain
Cafes like the Flore, the Deux Magots, the Bonaparte are great spots to sit enjoy a coffee or drink and people watch along this busy boulevard. The area also has many good restaurants and shopping. There are many wonderful things to discover along the small streets that run off the boulevard. If you go down Rue De Bonaparte for example you will arrive at the Ecole des Beaux Arts “School of Fine Arts” the alma mater of masters such as Gericault, Delacroix, Fragonard, Ingres, Moreau, Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley. The Church of St. Germain des Pres is treasure not to be missed. It is one of the oldest churches in Paris. A wonderful way to enjoy the church is to attend one of the concerts held there. The acoustics of the church is amazing which creates a most thrilling experience for the concert goer.
Left Bank districts Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Quartier Latin (Latin Quarter) are essentially located south of the city centre. While the road Saint-Germain bends towards the east, it starts at the National Assembly building. An interesting stop that you can find halfway through the road is the pre-Gothic church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.