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Pure animation! (6th)

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The Calm of the Temple and the life of the Marais (3rd)
The chic of life on the islands (4th Arrondissement)
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Pure animation! (6th)
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Shopping in an atmosphere of cabaret (9th)
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When the modern style sets in, Nature resists (12th)
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From Montsouris to Montparnasse (14th)
A spot of green in a densely populated Paris (15th)
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  Nature/Leisurely walks : +++ Culture : +++ Shopping : +++ 

Student life is overflowing in the Odéon neighbourhood of the 6th arrondissement, lively both at day and at night! Pedestrian streets are coveted for their numerous clothes shops. The cinemas which have set up every two metres do not stop you from enjoying your leisurely stroll, as not far from here is the Jardin du Luxembourg in its verdant, relaxing setting.

Not far from the Saint-Michel fountain, you can enter the medieval universe of the Îlot Saint-André, which will charm you with its picturesque lanes. In short, the Odéon neighbourhood will delight you with its two opposing facets: the animation of the streets and boulevards, and the peace of its narrow lanes, which breathe out authenticity and old Paris!

On leaving the Odéon neighbourhood you will arrive in a key neighbourhood of the 6th arrondissement: Saint Germain des Prés. Here, luxury is the key word. However, this neighbourhood has undergone an enormous upheaval: the jazz cafés and the Deux Magots, a famous café frequented by numerous intellectuals, have disappeared. This neighbourhood has become in fashion, and is now very chic and very coveted. On Saturdays crowds similar to those on the Champs Elysées wander down the Rue de Rennes, the most commercial street of Paris. The 6th arrondissement is a place where animation is the order of the day!

Routes for everyone :

for lovers of leisurely walks :

Always full of people and lively, the Jardin du Luxembourg is a favoured place in this neighbourhood, and when summer arrives a mass of people meet here. It is an ideal place to meet people and to see all of Paris.

If you want to be charmed by the signs of the past, the Îlot St André des Arts and the Cour du Commerce will take you on a walk back in time, from the Middle Ages to the 18th century.

Finally, the St Germain des Prés neighbourhood opens the doors to an authentic small village, with the Place de Furstenberg. You can take your time wandering around the stalls of the Grand Marché de Buci. The St Sulpice neighbourhood is also a very pleasant neighbourhood with its numerous small old roads organized in a star shape around the Place St Sulpice, such as the Rue du Cherche Midi, an ancient Roman road from the 14th century.

for lovers of culture :

The Odéon neighbourhood contains numerous cultural sites: the Musée d' Histoire de la Médecine, the Musée de la Minéralogie and the Musée du Luxembourg which houses the Senate. For a pleasant rest, you can attend a show at the Théâtre de l'Odéon.

As rich as the Odéon neighbourhood, Saint Germain des Prés also possesses numerous museums. The Musée Delacroix, which relates the life of the painter, the Musée de la Monnaie, the Musée Zadkine, which is the museum displaying the work of the Russian sculptor Zadkine, and, finally, the Musée Hébert, which offers us its view of Italy through its paintings.

for lovers of shopping :

Saint Germain des Prés is a place where shopping is the key activity. Its distinctive feature is the emergence over several years of clothes shops which have stifled the other shops and taken their place.

The Rue de Rennes is the most commercial street in Paris, and is a "must", as is the Boulevard de l'Odéon.

To remember : Le Quartier de l'Odéon / Le Jardin du Luxembourg / La Place Saint Sulpice / Le Quartier Saint Germain des Prés / La rue de Rennes


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