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Sixth Arrondissement

6th Arr.
Paris, 75006, France

Located on the Left Bank, the Sixth Arrondissement was a prominent hub of art and philosophy in the 20th century, hosting such personalities as Pablo Picasso, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre. The neighborhood is divided into three major areas: St.-Germain-des-Prés, the region surrounding the eponymous sixth-century abbey; Rue de Rennes, one of Paris's longest shopping streets; and Luxembourg, featuring the 1627 Palais du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Palace), home to the French Senate and a 61-acre formal garden. The narrow cobblestoned streets are also lined with world-famous cafés such as Café de Flore, a former haunt of Sartre and Hemingway.

Insider Tip:

Le Procope, the city's oldest continuously operated restaurant, is a must-stop in the Sixth Arrondissement. Every day between 3 and 6 p.m., non-diners are welcome to explore the 17th-century establishment.


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  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dining District
  • Good for Wandering
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Pedestrian-Friendly
  • Parks & Gardens

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