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Things to do in 6th arrondissement of Paris

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“Majestic park overlooking the Luxembourg Palace. A visit here is most enjoyable at any time of the year. So much to see: the ducks swimming in front of the enormous Medici Fountain, children sending an armada of small boats across the pond, the parade of sculptures of the queens of France, the manicured Palace gardens. Take a seat and enjoy the people-watching! You can also just relax, enjoy a sandwich or read a book (plenty of chairs and benches). To do some jogging this is also a great place! Free entrance.”
  • 869 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Two huge buildings and one building is for food and the other is for clothes. High end shop but worth going just to look. The food building is my favorite and there’s 4 floors. Each floor is dedicated to either wine, groceries, kitchen supplies and then furniture. Beautiful place ”
  • 552 locals recommend
Building
“Probably not the first choice at first sight but if you’d like to enjoy a stunning view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, this is definitly a smart choice !”
  • 283 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A visit to the area should begin with the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Its tower and nave constitute some of the oldest Parisian vestiges of Romanesque architecture (11th and 12th centuries). Music lovers will appreciate its rich musical programme. Amongst the luxury boutiques and art galleries that may be found in the area, enjoy a break at one of the terraces of the area’s most iconic cafes: the Café de Flore, the Deux Magots, and the brasserie Lipp, the meeting places of the artists and intellectuals since the early 20th century.”
  • 233 locals recommend
Café
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“Famous French café. Expect to see older cool French people and hip tourists come here. It’s a place to be seen so the price tag comes with it. ”
  • 238 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Magnificent food court at the Bon Marché department store. Excellent selection of brands and products. to buy to eat in Paris or to bring back home. ”
  • 179 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Best place to eat traditional french food. It’s a very touristic neighborhood but not expensive. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Bridge
“To take beautiful pictures of the center of Paris and a nice way to cross the river to reach the unique Place Carré entrance of the Louvre”
  • 140 locals recommend
Café
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“Café Les Deux Magots, is possibly the most famous left bank café along with the Café de Flore which is just around the corner on the Boulevard St. Germain. (Hemmingway, Sartre and Simone de Beauvoirall frequented the Deux Magots, whereas Picasso liked the Flore ).”
  • 108 locals recommend
Lingerie Store
“Rue commerçante, avec beaucoup de boutiques ! Its a street where you can find a lot of shops like Zara, H&m, Kiko Milano, Mac ...”
  • 78 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“They have shops in a few other places in the city, but I like the one in the 6th best. This is the place to buy your macarons in Paris. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Theatre
“Central, literary and historic district erected after the french revolution on the gardens of Catherine de Medicis. Today, it's a part of Saint-Germain-des-Pres with a lot of bars, restaurants and shops. A fantastic location !”
  • 62 locals recommend
Brasserie
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“Iconic brasserie of Montparnasse. Typical Parisian atmosphere. Just on step away from HOTEL DELAMBRE.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“In my opinion, Pierre Hermé is the best pastry shop in the city. Try the “macarons au beurre salé” or macarons au jasmin (jasmine)”
  • 76 locals recommend
Church
“Paris largest church (Notre Dame is a cathedral and Sacré Coeur a basilique), with daily masses and Sunday masses (11am or 630pm) with the great Organ. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful local museum, ancient Roman Baths, now museum of Medieval History, houses the famous Unicorn Series Tapestries (seen in the setting of Harry Potter films).”
  • 60 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Café Les Deux Magots, is possibly the most famous left bank café along with the Café de Flore which is just around the corner on the Boulevard St. Germain. (Hemmingway, Sartre and Simone de Beauvoirall frequented the Deux Magots, whereas Picasso liked the Flore ).”
  • 108 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“They have shops in a few other places in the city, but I like the one in the 6th best. This is the place to buy your macarons in Paris. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Brasserie
“Iconic brasserie of Montparnasse. Typical Parisian atmosphere. Just on step away from HOTEL DELAMBRE.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Bistro
“An iconic establishment. It serves to those seeking an original and hip atmosphere. Dating back to the Bohemian stage of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, La Palette is the Parisian Café to discover. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Vibrant and trendy, Asian. but ask for a coupole table, the view makes a huge difference here ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“There are no tables, you'll stay at the bar and try nice wine with sea food tapas”
  • 67 locals recommend
Brasserie
“The Brasserie LIPP founded in 1880 by Léonard LIPP has become over the decades the meeting place for artistic, literary, political and journalistic Paris. Where the film stars and theatre meet, you would need to go late though if you hope to see some one famous!!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“They only serve two things here: steak and fries. No reservations so come early”
  • 62 locals recommend

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