January 27, 2015

Sunday in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

While visiting Paris, one of my parents’ requests was a tour around and near Saint-Germain-des-Prés. On a Sunday morning after breakfast, we cruised into town via Autolib’ and hopped out near the Panthéon. We made our way to the Jardin du Luxembourg by foot, and were greeted with a gloriously sunny (albeit cold) winter day.

After a quick walk around, we continued onward to l’église Saint-Sulpice, which we had somehow never visited. Unlike Notre Dame (the “pop star of churches”, as my dad likes to say), this lovely old church doesn’t draw as big of a crowd, but is certainly worth a trip. The pipe organ, golden pulpit and unfinished bell tower are only a few of its beautiful features.

Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France

Pulpit in Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France

As lunch time rolled around, we stopped at O’Neil for a quick bite to eat. Their flammekeuches and brewed on-site beer were the perfect afternoon treat.

Flams and beer at O'Neil, Paris, France

With stomachs full, we were ready to once again go out and face the cold. Next stop, l’église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, across from the famous Les Deux Magots. Making our way down the Boulevard Saint-Germain, we eventually arrived near Odéon, and ducked into the cobbled Cours du Commerce Saint-André. My mom and I had fun looking at all the olive oils and herbs at Première Pression Provence, before we decided to end our day.

Rue de Furstemberg, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris
We made one last sweet stop before heading home, that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Stay tuned to find out where, review coming tomorrow!

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