Paris - St-Germain & Les Invalides (PDF Chapter)
This is the St-Germain & Les Invalides chapter from Lonely Planet’s Paris guide-book.
Despite gentrification since its early-20th-century bohemian days, there remains a startling cinematic quality to this soulful part of the Left Bank where artists, writers, actors and musicians cross paths and la vie germanopratine (St-Germain life) is belle.
- revel in a wealth of world-famous impressionist masterpieces and art nouveau architecture at the glorious Musée d’Orsay national museum
- stroll through the chestnut groves and orchards of Jardin du Luxembourg, past ponds and statues, at the city’s most popular park
- indulge in an exquisitely Parisian moment in the Musée Rodin’s sculpture-filled gardens of the renovated private mansion, the 1730 Hôtel Biron
- restaurants & bars
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