Among the many world-famous cultural sites to be visited: the Musée d' Histoire de la Médecine, the Musée de la Minéralogie and the Musée du Luxembourg, seat of the French Senate.
Not to mention the Musée Delacroix, retracing the life and works of the painter, the Musée de la Monnaie (the French Mint), the Musée Zadkine dedicated to the works of the Russian sculptor, or the Musée Hébert, whose paintings represent a vision of Italy.
Other delights might include taking in a play at the Théâtre de l'Odéon, or a concert in the church of Saint Germain des Prés. This neighbourhood has acquired its unique soul from the magnetic pull it has exerted on intellectuals since the 17th century.
They have left the mark of their talent on Saint Germain, a place of inspiration. And when it comes to inspiration, the Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots and the Brasserie Lipp are right in the front line.
Imagine the scenes of heated debates between philosophers! The literary atmosphere is still well and truly flourishing here, hence the presence of so many art galleries, now jostling one another along the Rue de Seine.
Saint Germain is all about art and culture. Hit the pavements and start exploring the art and antique galleries, the autograph sellers (a few words in the very hand of Cocteau, Verlaine, Wagner, Pagnol...), the bookstores...