Theme Week Paris – Arrondissement du Luxembourg (6th)

Friday, 21 October 2011 - 02:04 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, Paris / Île-de-France, UNESCO World Heritage
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Jardin du Palais du Luxembourg © Dinkum

Jardin du Palais du Luxembourg © Dinkum

The 6th arrondissement includes world famous educational institutions such as the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Académie française, the seat of the French Senate as well as a concentration of some of Paris most famous monuments such as Saint-Germain Abbey and square, St. Sulpice Church and square, the Pont des Arts or the Jardins du Luxembourg.

Situated on the left bank of the River Seine, this central arrondissement which includes the historic districts of Saint-Germain-des-Prés (surrounding the Abbey founded in the 6th century) and Luxembourg (surrounding the Palace and its Gardens) has played a major role throughout Paris history and is well-known for its café culture and the revolutionary intellectualism (see: Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir) and literature (see: Paul Eluard, Boris Vian, Albert Camus, Francoise Sagan) it has hosted.

With its world famous cityscape, deeply-rooted intellectual tradition, prestigious history, beautiful architecture and central situation, the arrondissement has long been home to French intelligentsia. It is a major localization for art galleries and one of the most fashionable districts of Paris as well as Paris’ most expensive area. The arrondissement is one of France’s richest district in terms of average income, it is part of Paris Ouest alongside the 7th, 8th, 16th arrondissements and Neuilly, but has a much more bohemian and intellectual reputation than the others.

Le Procope on rue de l'Ancienne - Comédie © LPLT Town Hall of the 6th arrondissement © Gérard Janot Théâtre de l'Odéon © flickr.com - gigi4791 Saint-Germain-des-Prés © Axel Brocke Second building of the Lycée Fénelon © Peter17 Rue ecole de médecine © Mbzt Quai de Conti © Mbzt Marché Saint-Germain © Mbzt Library of the Palais du Luxembourg © Chatsam Les Deux Magots © Robyn Lee Institut Catholique de Paris © Borvo Hôtel Lutetia © Jérémie Krol École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts © KoS École nationale d'administration ENA © Marc Baronnet Cafe de Flore © Alexemanuel Boulevard Saint-Germain © Thbz 6th arrondissement © Mark Jaroski Jardin du Palais du Luxembourg © Dinkum
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École nationale d'administration ENA © Marc Baronnet
Some of the places of interests are Académie française, French Senate (Luxembourg Palace), Jardin du Luxembourg, Medici Fountain, Pont des Arts, Pont Neuf, Pont Saint-Michel, Saint-Germain-des-Prés Quarter and former abbey, Latin Quarter, Saint-Sulpice church, Théâtre de l’Europe / Odéon, Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots, Crémerie-Restaurant Polidor, Hotel de Chimay, Hôtel Lutetia, Café Procope, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Boulevard Saint-Michel, Place Saint-Michel and Place Saint-Sulpice.

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