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Paris: mini-guide to the 6th district guide

The 6th district, bordered by the Seine to the north, presents a chic and picturesque vision of Paris. Its central location, on the left bank, makes its a popular choice for those looking to buy a high-end flat in the heart of Paris.


Buying a flat in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood

Saint-Germain-des-Prés was a popular meeting place for Paris’ artistic and literary world with a distinctive cultural, artistic, and party atmosphere. 


A favourite neighbourhood, popular with all kinds of artists

In the 19th century, writers, artists, poets, playwrights, and all kinds of artists, including Musset, Verlaine, Rimbaud and even George Sands, flocked to the cafés of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In the early 20th century, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir became established neighbourhood figures, regularly frequenting the Café de Flore.



What kind of properties can you buy in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood? 

In Saint-Germain-des-Prés you can find exceptional flats overlooking the Seine and the Pont des Arts, where people from all over the world would come to declare their love. Saint-Germain-des-Prés is home to acclaimed educational institutions such as the lycée Louis-le-Grand and the Institut de Sciences Politiques, making it very popular with families.

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Buying a high-end property in Paris’ La Monnaie neighbourhood

La Monnaie neighbourhood is located in the north-east of the 6th district, next to the River Seine, facing île de la Cité.


A picturesque vision of Paris

With its second-hand book stalls along the banks of the Seine, numerous antique shops and art galleries, La Monnaie has an undeniable charm. It is the ideal neighbourhood to soak up Paris’ unique atmosphere. 


What kind or properties can you buy in the La Monnaie neighbourhood?

In the La Monnaie neighbourhood, you can buy traditional Haussmann flats with high-end fixtures and fittings. These exceptional, spacious properties feature old wooden floors, mouldings, and period fireplaces. Head for the Quai de Conti where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Seine and’île de la Cité.


Buying a pied-à-terre in Paris’ Odéon neighbourhood

The Jardin du Luxembourg occupies the majority of the Odéon neighbourhood, providing a genuine breath of fresh air in the centre of Paris. This neighbourhood is very popular with families looking to buy large, exclusive flats.


Lush greenery in the heart of Paris

Odéon, so named because of its proximity to the Odéon national theatre, is located in the south-east of the 6th district. The Jardin du Luxembourg, the green lung of the 6th district, occupies most of the neighbourhood. The park, which extends over 23 hectares, was created in 1612, at the request of Marie de Médicis, the widow of Henry IV. Its central pond with small wooden boats, its iconic green chairs, and the Médicis fountain with its impressive pool of water make it the perfect place to enjoy a stroll. The magnificent Palais du Luxembourg, the seat of the French senate, is also worth visiting.


What kind of properties can you buy in the Odéon neighbourhood? 

If you want to purchase a high-end flat in the Odéon neighbourhood, the most highly-prized properties are those right next to the Jardin du Luxembourg. Our ENGEL & VÖLKERS luxury real estate agents possess the necessary knowledge to unearth this kind of exceptional property.


Buying a flat in Paris’ Notre-Dame-des-Champs neighbourhood

Notre-Dame-des-Champs is a busy, vibrant neighbourhood with a genuine community spirit. It is an attractive area in which to buy a luxury property in Paris. 


A lively part of the capital

Notre-Dame-des-Champs, located in the south of the 6th district, derives its name from the street of the same name. This former cattle route, which was previously surrounded by fields and vineyards, traverses the 6th district from east to west. Notre-Dame-des-Champs is a chic, vibrant neighbourhood, particularly around rue de Renne and rue du cherche-midi. You will find many shops and trendy concept stores here.


What kind or property can you buy in the Notre-Dame-des-Champs neighbourhood?

The Notre-Dame-des-Champs neighbourhood features luxury flats housed within traditional Haussmann buildings. There are many exceptional properties in Notre-Dame-des-Champs, on the ground or upper floors, with or without balconies etc.


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