Images – Jardins de Luxembourg.

On the Left bank, St-Germain, Ecole nationale des beaux-arts,Hotel des Monnaies, Palais de l’Institute de France, Luxembourg Gardens and St Sulpice.
This is the heartland of Paris publishing and, for some, the most colourful quartier of the Left Bank, where waves of earnest young artists still emerge from the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Strolling the boulevards of the 6th, including St-Germain, has its own rewards, but the secret of the district lies in discovering its narrow street with an unwrapped loaf of country sourdough bread from the wood-fired ovens of Poilane, the world’s most famous baker, at 8 rue du Cherche-Midi.

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History 1

Everywhere you turn in the district, you encounter famous historical and literary associations, none more so than on rue Jacob. At 7 rue Jacob, Racine lived with his uncle as a teenager. Richard Wagner resided at 14 rue Jacob from 1841 to 1842. Ingres once lived at 27 rue Jacob (now it’s the offices of the French publishing house, Editions de Seuil); and Hemingway once occupied a tiny upstairs room at no. 44. Today’s “big name” is likely to be filmmaker Spike Lee checking into his favourite, La Villa Hotel, at 29 rue Jacob. Delacroix, whom Baudelaire called “a volcanic crater artistically concealed beneath bouquets of flowers,” kept his atelier in the 6th, and George Sand and her lover, Frédéric Chopin, used to visit him there to have their portraits painted. His studio is now open to the public.

History 2

Rue Monsieur-le-Prince has historically been a popular street for resident Americans of Paris, once frequented by Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Wright, James McNeill Whistler, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and even Oliver Wendell Holmes. <br><br><br>

Jardins du Luxembourg

The 6th even takes in the Luxembourg Gardens where the Senate overlooks a 60-acre playground where Isadora Duncan went dancing in the predawn hours and the destitute writer, Ernest Hemingway, went looking for pigeons to cook for lunch while pushing a baby carriage full of his hunting trophies back to his humble flat.

List of attractions in the 6eme

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 14 Rue Bonaparte, 75006
Fontaine de l’Observatoire,  La place Camille-Jullian,75006
Fontaine des 4 points cardinaux, La place Saint-Sulpice, 75006
Institut de France,  23 Quai de Conti, 75006
Jardin du Luxembourg, Access – Rue de Médicis Rue de Vaugirard, 75006
L’Odéon,  7 Rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006
Medici Fountain, in the Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006
Place Furstenberg, 75006
Place St-Michel, 2 Boulevard Saint-Michel,75006
Place St-Sulpice, 75006
Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006
Saint-Sulpice, 50 Rue de Vaugirard  75006
Statue of Liberty, Luxembourg Gardens, 75006