A visit to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district in the historic centre of Paris
Saint-Germain-des-Prés has long been the centre of intellectual life in Paris, the district was famous for its bookshops and cafés where artists could meet and remake the world. The major publishing houses were all located in the area. Today there are only a few bookshops left and the cafés attract mainly tourists. Saint-Germain-des-Prés remains nevertheless a district where it is pleasant to walk with many restaurants and small shops.