Paris 13

Paris Episode 13 St Germain

The classiest district in Paris?

The Parisian district of St Germain oozes class and intellectual allure, being home to the Sorbonne, and also to some of the big publishing houses, the Académie Française, proud guardian of the French language, and the lovely Luxembourg Gardens, so fondly described in many a memoir. This pot-pourri of an episode also considers the area’s political importance as the home of the Assemblée Nationale and the Sénat and its artistic inheritance, centering on two museums, which were formerly the homes of the Romantic painter Delacroix and the sculptor Rodin.