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Saint Germain des Prés
Saint Germain des Prés

Saint Germain des Prés

Free admission
3 Place St-Germain des Prés, Paris, France, 75006

The Basics

The quarter’s main street, the Haussmann-designed Boulevard St Germain, is lined with chic boutiques and cafés with outdoor terraces, perfect for people-watching. Travelers have myriad options to explore the enchanting area as part of a half-day, full-day, group, or private sightseeing tour, each with a special focus, such as culture (museums, perfume workshops for kids, pétanque, jazz), food and wine (chocolate, charcuterie, macarons, and champagne tastings), and even fun Polaroid photo safaris. Transport on tours run the gamut too, from walking and cycling to Seine hop-on/hop-off cruises.

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Paris Prestige : Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Food Tour
Paris Prestige : Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Food Tour
USD106.25 per adult
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Gréât food & history lesson
Our guide Nadia was excellent- very knowledgeable and kept the tour very interesting. Of course the food was delicious. Also got a bit of a history lesson of St. Germain de Près. Highly recommend.
craigmoodie, Jun. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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A delicious journey for all your senses
kelmathews, Jun. 2022
Saint-Germain The Original Chocolate, Pastries & Macaron Tasting Tour
Antione was our tour guide. He was fantastic! It was so much more than tasting foods. He gave us history, introduced us to some amazing shops, and also had us try some delicious treats. We enjoyed this tour so much!!
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The final stop was my...
Liz_L, Jun. 2022
Saint-Germain The Original Chocolate, Pastries & Macaron Tasting Tour
The final stop was my most memorable. We tasted several kinds of chocolate and discussed the different flavors and feel and connection with the regions where the cocoa beans were grown.
star-5
Amazing tour! Bring your appetite 🇫🇷😊
Pamela_W, May 2022
Paris Prestige : Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Food Tour
Fantastic tour with Louise! Her familiarity and knowledge of the history of both the foods we tasted and of St. Germain-des-Pres as a “neighborhood” was so enjoyable. A wonderful, informative, easy and delicious way to spend the day.
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Unexpected treats
Sherry_V, May 2022
Paris Prestige : Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Food Tour
"Designer" jams with fruits and flavors I would never have thought of; olive oils in different flavors - who knew? chocolates; pastries; and, of course, bread. Josquin, our guide, introduced us to these unexpected treats on our food tour in Saint Germain des Pres. We also learned some history along the way and, all in all, had a delightful afternoon with a charming guide in this beautiful Parisian neighborhood.
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Funny, Smart & Tasty
Lynne_H, Jun. 2022
Saint-Germain The Original Chocolate, Pastries & Macaron Tasting Tour
The guide was funny, enthusiastic & knowledgeable. We really appreciated the contextual & historical information about the different foods. And, of course, the food was delicious!
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Chocolate tasting wine...
ROBERT_K, Apr. 2022
Private Tour of Saint Germain des Pres
Chocolate tasting wine visit trip to the supermarket and the entire vibe of the community. We learned it was an area we definitely want to return to Arno next visit to Paris
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Tour that can't be missed
Alice_H, Jun. 2022
Saint-Germain The Original Chocolate, Pastries & Macaron Tasting Tour
Having Zack as a guide was awesome. He was funny and made sure we were all faken care of. Additiinally he gave us history of places we were passing and brought us to so many pastry shops to taste their products.
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Excellent tour guide
Rebecca_M, Oct. 2021
Chic and Classic: Saint-Germain-des-Prés Walking Tour
Roberto was an excellent tour guide! He is extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot on our Paris “neighborhood” walk (Saint Germaine des Pres). I highly recommend this tour with Roberto.
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Thank you, Nic!
Val_W, Jul. 2021
Saint-Germain Flavors Sweet & Savory Food Tasting Tour
Great tour! We sampled incredibly delicious foods, got a sense of St Germain history and feel, and hung out it a popular local gathering spot for wine, delicious charcuterie, cornicons, cheese, and conversation. Best of all was our guide, Nicolas, who lives in the neighborhood and clearly loves it. He is knowledgeable, personable, and very nice. He really cared about our enjoyment and took great pleasure offering surprises along the way. Everyone had a great time.
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Nick was very well...
Roseanne_F, Jun. 2022
Saint-Germain The Original Chocolate, Pastries & Macaron Tasting Tour
Nick was very well informed. It was obvious he had a background as a chef. Tour was excellent. Lovely walk. Great tastings.
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Very nice food tour!
Jake_D, May 2022
Paris Prestige : Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Food Tour
A lovely food tour with Anais. Tasting olive oil and jams were definitely a highlight, though it's tough to argue with a cheese-tasting finale.
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Well worth the time and money
Karen M, Oct. 2019
Saint-Germain Flavors Sweet & Savory Food Tasting Tour
The guide was friendly and knowledgable. The tastings were fantastic. This is a great way to explore Paris.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families.
  • Tours usually include a guide and round-trip hotel transport. Check specific tours for details.
  • Wear comfortable shoes since Paris is one of the most walkable cities in the world.
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How to Get There

The main Métro stop for the neighborhood is St-Germain-des-Prés (line 4); from there, walk north toward the Seine to reach a stretch of galleries and cafés. For shopping and restaurants, cross Boulevard St-Germain and walk south. Or get off at the RER stop at Luxembourg and walk northwest through the Luxembourg gardens.

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When to Get There

Paris is a place of wonder and beauty at any time of the year, as each season brings its own charms. The best weather is from late spring through early fall, May through September. Deals on hotels may be found during the winter and early spring months. Festivals abound year-round; highlights include Bastille Day in July, the springtime jazz and blues festival, Banlieues Bleues, and the summertime city-wide music festival, Paris, Quartier d’Été.

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Luxembourg Garden and Museum

One of the quarter’s most sublime pleasures is to spend time in the Luxembourg Garden (Jardin du Luxembourg). Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV, created these perfectly manicured lawns and flower beds placed around sumptuous fountains and pools as part of her palace here. Within the gardens is Paris’s oldest public museum, Musée du Luxembourg, which opened in 1750.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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