When you stay at the Hotel du Danube, you will be immersed in the rich cultural heritage of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a legacy which takes a multitude of forms. Read on as your hotel team takes you on a discovery tour.
A prestigious architectural heritage
Your discovery of Saint-Germain-des-Prés can start with the church of the same name. This place of worship dates all the way back to the 6th century and although the current Gothic style building has undergone numerous alterations, it retains a Romanesque nave, the ultimate testimony to this style in the capital. Next, head to the Seine and the Quai de Conti, where you can admire the imposing buildings of the Hôtel de la Monnaie de Paris and the Institut de France. The district also has several museums such as the Musée Eugène Delacroix, established in the painter's former studio, as well as charming gardens. The Musée du Luxembourg in the Palais du Luxembourg offers exciting exhibitions such as Pioneers, which until July 10th shines a spotlight on female artists in the Paris of the Roaring Twenties.
Take the time to enjoy Saint-Germain-des-Prés
During your walk, be sure to take a break in one of the emblematic places of the intellectual life of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The Café de Flore and the Deux Magots once hosted the likes of Simone de Beauvoir and Sartre, Gréco and Vian, Camus and Picasso. Also stop by the Brasserie Lipp to admire frescoes and mosaics listed as Monuments Historiques. Here you can sense the ghosts of Gide, Malraux, Saint-Exupéry and the politicians who made it their gathering place. Finish your walk in the Jardin du Luxembourg and relax like a true Parisian in a chair next to the central pond.
Staying at the Hotel du Danube makes it easy to enjoy all the riches of Saint-Germain-des-Prés on foot. Make the most of this cultural experience!
Photo: Jeanne Emmel
Hotel du Danube, a 3 star hotel in the heart of the Saint Germain des Prés district