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6th Arrondissement

Paris

6th Arrondissement

Known for Museums, Cafés and Cathedrals

Read about Parisian intelligentsia, discover the lively Latin Quarter and enjoy scenic gardens and bohemian café culture.

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The 6th Arrondissement is known for its acclaimed academies and parks and the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. It is considered the intellectual hub of Paris with links to thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre. Browse the many art galleries lining the streets for a better understanding of the city’s academia.

Sit at a café on the corner of a street and embrace the zone’s bohemian ideals. Les Deux Magots Café is the most famous meeting place of the learned and artistic, where Picasso, James Joyce and other geniuses of their fields drank and talked.

Discover the historic region of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which began as a market village around a 6th-century abbey. Gaze up at the intriguing bell tower and learn about the church’s fascinating history. In the surrounding area are bookstalls, quaint cafés and markets. Purchase a second-hand novel by Albert Camus or Emile Zola and stroll along the cobblestone alleys.

Walk south from the river through the side streets of the Latin Quarter. Visit the Sorbonne, a world-famous university competitive with Harvard and Oxford. Peruse the quirky shops and jazz clubs of this lively neighborhood. Come here for a range of international cuisine at restaurants and food stalls.

Learn about the city though the various museums, such as the National Museum of the Middle Ages. It covers themes such as the Roman occupation, Gothic architecture and medieval works of art. Find out about the history of coins and medals at the Musée de la Monnaie.

Enjoy a picnic among the fountains of the Jardin du Luxembourg, which dates back to 1612. Stroll past the landscaped gardens, tree-lined paths and ponds of the 62-acre (25-hectare) park. See the elegant Medici Fountain from 1630.

This arrondissement starts on the Seine River in the center of the city and spreads south past many metro stations. Its southern border is near the Montparnasse Tower and its cemetery.

The 6th Arrondissement is a place to mingle with the country’s avant-garde thinkers in cafés and museums.

Things to do near 6th Arrondissement

Pantheon is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Paris. Discover the fascinating museums and churches in this vibrant area.

Home to the Mona Lisa, and instantly recognizable by its glass pyramid, this landmark has vast collections of well-known art from France and around the world. 

A monumental masterpiece in French gothic architecture on the outside, inside this landmark cathedral is a serene place of worship for devotees of religion and art.

Gain insight into French military history at this Baroque complex, which contains several museums and military monuments, including the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Attend a performance, browse museum exhibits and marvel at the opulent design of one of the world’s most celebrated opera houses. 

Nothing says Paris like this landmark of iron latticework emblematic of the City of Light. 

Experience one of the most idyllic parts of Paris in this grassy park in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

An imposing monument at the center of a busy traffic intersection, the archway rises majestically above the city, with coveted city views.

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Discover all the romance, history, and atmosphere of the French capital on an open-air double-decker bus. Explore the City of Light at your own pace, scoping out world-famous monuments like Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower and hopping off to get a closer look at Parisian landmarks.

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Discover new perspectives from Paris’ most iconic landmark: the Eiffel Tower. By ascending the stairs, you’ll witness views most visitors never see. Your experience begins near the base of the Tower, where you will meet your expert guide for an introduction to the structure.

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Sail along the banks of the River Seine, passing under magnificent bridges and spotting legendary sights such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, the palatial architecture of the Louvre, and the filigreed ironwork of the Eiffel Tower.

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Set sail for an unforgettable evening on the water as you soak in the majesty of the illuminated landmarks that line the Seine. Step aboard a glass-enclosed boat at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and settle into your seat.

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With a flash of bright feathers and sparkling sequins, Féerie—France’s ultimate cancan show—makes for a razzle-dazzle evening out in the City of Light. Treat yourself to an evening of iconic Parisian cabaret, all while sipping champagne and soaking up the magical Belle Époque ambiance at the historic Moulin Rouge.

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Treat yourself to the magic of Disneyland® Paris. You can choose between 2 incredible Disney Parks, the original Disneyland® Park or the Walt Disney Studios® Park. Or, for the ultimate Disney adventure, you can choose a 2-park ticket and visit both.

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