Maison de Verre
One of the best examples of modernist architecture in all of Paris is the Maison de Verre , the exquisite ‘Glass House’ designed by...
Église St-Germain des Prés
Paris’ oldest standing church, the Romanesque St Germanus of the Fields, was built in the 11th century on the site of a 6th-century...
Café de Flore
The red upholstered benches, mirrors and marble walls at this art-deco landmark haven’t changed much since the days when Jean-Paul...
Waiters in black waistcoats, bow ties and long white aprons serve brasserie favourites like choucroute garnie and jarret de porc aux...
175 bd St-Germain, 6e · interesting places nearby
Sonia Rykiel information
In the heady days of May 1968 amid Paris’ student uprisings, Sonia Rykiel opened her inaugural Left Bank boutique here, and went on to revolutionise garments with inverted seams, ‘no hems’ and ‘no lining’. Her diffusion labels (including children’s wear) are housed in separate boutiques nearby, with other outlets around Paris.