Discover the history of the neighborhood


The Beginnings

One of the oldest streets of Paris, the Rue de Buci is famous for its liviliness and charming market. Its paved streets give it a village-like feel. Its origins date back to the 13th century. At this time, it was spelled various ways, including Buci and Bussi. A name it owed to its owner, Simon de Buci, the first President of the Parlement of Paris in 1341. De Buci bought the street in 1350 in order to benefit from its goods tax.

For many years, it was one of the most important streets of the left bank. Along with the Rue Saint-André-des-Arts, the Rue du Four, the Rue de Sèvres and the Rue Lecourbe, it was part of a route that, around the year 1000, lead south-west from Petit Chatelet, across the Clos de Laas and the Clos Gibart, with an abrupt junction to the south for bypassing the Abbey. 

A neighbourhood rich in history 

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the literary heart of Paris: visitors who are passionate about books and art meet students who are fond of philosophy and cinema. A romantic district, known throughout the world, which became known at the beginning of the 20th century as the preferred place for artists and philosophers. But it was not until the mid-1950s that the region really experienced its golden age...

... Prized by Artists

 Café Flore and the Deux Magots are the haunts of philosophers, poets, artists and writers. Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Boris Vian, Jacques Prévert and Serge Gainsbourg, to name a few, chose the neighbourhood as their preferred district. Today Saint-Germain-des-Près has preserved the authentic charm of its old 17th century buildings. A meeting place for scholars, the district is also known for its many romantic Parisian hotels, its luxury designer boutiques, its delicious restaurants and small, intimate backstreets, which are ideal for a romantic walk.

And what about the Hotel de Buci?

Since 2006, this romantic hotel in Paris has belonged to the French hotel group Biografy.
Entirely renovated in 2017, the Hôtel de Buci has defined its style and has become an intimate address in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. A small romantic hotel in Paris, its sober and refined setting is guided by a desire for sophistication and elegance.


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