The 6th arrondissement, known as offering the quintessential Parisian experience. This area of the city is beautiful – you can take a leisurely stroll around the Jardin du Luxembourg, check out some chic boutiques, visit a 6th-century Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and eat to your heart’s delight. Wanna be a true Parisian flâneur? Head to the 6th arrondissement
With a couple of hours to spare before my writing class, sometimes I find myself either attempting to do the work before hand, doing some errands around the house, or aimlessly twiddling my thumbs. Let this be no more! For I now declare the time before writing class as exploration time! Why be cooped up inside the house, when I could be investigating the streets of Paris!? With this in mind, but also unintentionally, a friend and I decided to go and wonder the streets of the 6th arrondissement. I’ve never really properly been around this area of Paris, as most of the things you see and do are on La Rive Droite. Having now sampled only a small fraction of this arrondissement, I cannot but praise the beauty of this area and urge everyone to go and be Parisian flâneurs.
Many have described this part of Paris as being ‘home to French intelligentsia’ beaming with bohemian vibes; and such descriptions I believe are true. As we walked around, we both commented how there was almost an air of elegance to the area, with an abundance of designer shops aligning the streets and distinguished cafes and restaurants enticing visitors in with the allure of fresh coffee on a cold winters day.
Embarrassingly, I actually have no idea what streets we walked around, and so cannot offer readers with a precise location of where we explored! Nevertheless, what I do know is that we got off the metro at Sèvres Babylone and made our way towards our class which is near Saint-Michel. Areas in the 6th arrondissement which I want to explore more in-depth are around Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Odéon – this time making notes to where we actually are!
If you know of any interesting places to visit either in this part of Paris, or Paris in general, please let me know 🙂
You can see more of my photographs on my flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/roisingrace/sets/72157650140866359/