The popularity of Saint Germain has made the area more elegant ; and many high-end shops, painting galleries and restaurants fill the district.
The district is a residential area, the real estate most expensive one of Paris. The Luxembourg garden where is located the Senat, is in this area.
Famous religious institutions are stand in this district, as well as the Institut de France, the Odeon theater, the school of Fine Art, etc.
Don't miss Saint Germain des Pres church, Saint Suplice church, the Zadkine museum, the Monnaie de Paris, de Buci street. Apart of the luxury boutiques and art galleries there are many famous cafes in Saint Germain: Le Bistro Poulidor, cafe le Procope, Cafe de Flore, Cafe des Deux Magots, brasserie Lipp, where artists and intellectuals have been coming since the beginning of the XXth century.