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A neighborhood with an artistic soul

Saint Germain des Pres neighborhood has always had a special charm whose mystery never stopped to amaze and inspire many artists.

Located on the Left Bank of Paris, Saint Germain des Pres acquired his soul through the power of attraction on the intellectuals since the seventeenth century. The latter, when they went to Saint-Germain, have left the imprint of their talent. The Encyclopedists met at Café Landell or at Procope, as the future revolutionary Marat, Danton, Guillotin who lived in the neighborhood.

After World War II, Saint Germain des Prés has become the Mecca of Parisian intellectual and cultural life. Philosophers, writers, actors and musicians mingled in clubs and pubs, where the existentialist philosophy coexists with American jazz. In the cellars of the Rue de Rennes, which Boris Vian was used to come.

Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, the iconic singer Juliette Greco or filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut but also poets like Jacques Prévert and artists such as Giacometti, were regulars in Saint Germain des Pres.

Today's artists are still hanging around, enjoying the ambience of the cafe Les Deux Magots or Café de Flore. At the brewery "Lipp" journalists, actors and politicians meet just as François Mitterrand.


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