Paris, France - Video Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Part 3)





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Published on May 25, 2011

Hello and welcome for another video tour of Paris by New York Habitat ( http://www.nyhabitat.com ). Today, we will be visiting the great neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés with David Hill. This is the third and last part of our series dedicated to this charming and historical neighborhood of Paris.

Do not hesitate to watch parts 1 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AePsn_... ) and 2 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjHcv... ) of our series on Saint-Germain-des-Prés, or subscribe to our YouTube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... ) to watch all of our great video tours and to be notified when a new video will be released.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is located just south of the Seine River and west of the Latin Quarter. It was once home to a large monastery, and a tiny market town.

On Boulevard Saint-Germain, you will certainly appreciate to do some window shopping at Emporio Armani and Louis Vuitton, among others. If you are looking for smaller French designers, you will love strolling on rue du Four and rue Bonaparte.

If it is food you are after, you will find plenty of interesting food shops, pastry shops, delicatessens, and several delicious up-market chocolate shops, like Debaune & Gallais on rue des Saints Pères or Patrick Roger on Boulevard Saint-Germain.

The rue de Buci is one of the liveliest in the area. A food market in the day, it is a great place for pastries, desserts, delicatessens and ice cream. You will also enjoy the lively bars and cafés in the evening.

Le Procope, at 13 rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, is the oldest existing café in Paris. It was founded in 1686 and attracted famous writers, like La Fontaine, Voltaire, Diderot and Benjamin Franklin, and even Napoléon Bonaparte and Oscar Wilde.

On rue Saint-André-des-Arts, you will find the passageway of the Cour du Commerce Saint-André, which is one of the only covered passageways in Paris, and where Dr. Guillotin perfected its invention, the dreaded guillotine.

The best way to recover after a long day of shopping in Saint-Germain-des-Prés is to go home. And a home is exactly what you get when you rent an apartment in Saint-Germain-des-Prés with New York Habitat ( http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartm... ). New York Habitat offers hundreds of vacation rentals ( http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartm... ) and furnished apartments ( http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartm... ) in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and all over Paris. There is no better way to experience the flavors of Paris than to live in a true Parisian apartment.

Eventually, if you are looking for fine restaurants, here are some great choices:

Polidor (41 rue Monsieur Le Prince) offers reasonably priced traditional food and atmosphere.

Le Comptoir (9 Carrefour de l'Odéon) serves inventive contemporary food by a well-known chef.

Le Bistrot Mazarin (42 rue Mazarine) was patronized by the Parisians for its good food and wine.

Le Petit Zinc (11 rue Saint-Benoît) is a charming and tasteful restaurant, close to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church.

Do not forget to check out our blog if you would like to get more information on Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Paris. ( http://www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2011/05... ).

Thank you for watching this video tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. We hope you enjoyed it, and hope to hear from you soon for your next trip to Paris.


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