Attractions

Top Choice Park in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Jardin du Luxembourg

This inner-city oasis of formal terraces, chestnut groves and lush lawns has a special place in Parisians' hearts. Napoléon dedicated the 23 gracefully laid-out hectares of the Luxembourg Gardens to the children of …
Top Choice Museum in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Musée Rodin

Sculptor, painter, sketcher, engraver and collector Auguste Rodin donated his entire collection to the French state in 1908 on the proviso that it dedicate his former workshop and showroom, the beautiful 1730 Hôtel …
Top Choice Museum in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Musée d’Orsay

The home of France’s national collection from the impressionist, postimpressionist and art nouveau movements spanning from 1848 to 1914 is the glorious former Gare d’Orsay railway station – itself an art nouveau sho…
Top Choice Monument in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Hôtel des Invalides

Flanked by the 500m-long Esplanade des Invalides lawns, Hôtel des Invalides was built in the 1670s by Louis XIV to house 4000 invalides (disabled war veterans). On 14 July 1789, a mob broke into the building and sei…
Top Choice Church in St-Germain & Les Invalides

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 abbey and was the main place of worship in Paris until the arrival of Notre Dame. I…
Museum in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Monnaie de Paris

The 18th-century royal mint, Monnaie de Paris, houses the Musée du 11 Conti, an interactive museum exploring the history of French coinage from antiquity onwards, plus edgy contemporary-art exhibitions. The impeccab…
Church in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Église St-Sulpice

In 1646 work started on the twin-towered Church of St Sulpicius, lined inside with 21 side chapels, and it took six architects 150 years to finish. It's famed for its striking Italianate façade with two rows of supe…
Park in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Parc Rives de Seine

A breath of fresh air, this 2.3km-long expressway-turned-riverside promenade on the Left Bank is a favourite spot in which to run, cycle, skate, play board games or take part in a packed program of events. Equally i…
Museum in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Musée National Eugène Delacroix

In a courtyard off a pretty tree-shaded square, this museum is housed in the romantic artist’s home and studio at the time of his death in 1863. It contains a collection of his oil paintings, watercolours, pastels a…
Church in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Église du Dôme

With its sparkling golden dome (1677–1735), the landmark church of Hôtel des Invalides is one of the finest religious edifices erected under Louis XIV and was the inspiration for the United States' Capitol building.…