Enter your search terms:

Discover Paris: the 6th arrondissement

Paris’s 6th arrondissement is one of the richest of the city. It includes the beautiful Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, and is a popular destination for tourists due to it being home to attractions such as the Jardins du Luxembourg and Saint Sulpice. The district is generally more peaceful than much of the rest of the city, with many Parisians choosing to retire to the area. This makes it the perfect place to explore the streets and get lost in a maze of beautiful architecture, old boutique stores and high end designer shops. We have compiled a list of some of the best places to discover to eat, drink and visit to help you plan your trip to the 6th arrondissement.



An industrial style restaurant with exposed pipes running along the ceilings. Their modern take on French cuisine is frequently reviewed as one of the best in the city.
Located: 54 Rue de Seine, 75006
Metro: Mabillon, line 10
Opening time: Every day, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 7pm – 11pm


Eggs and co.

Hidden in the back streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, this tiny restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and everything in between with one main ingredient… Eggs. Fried eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, Eggs Benedict, omelettes and more, this is an egg enthusiast’s paradise.
Located: 11 Rue Bernard Palissy, 75006
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, line 4
Opening time: Every day, 10am – 5/ 6pm


Treize Bakery

The Treize Bakery has perhaps the best location of all: right next to the Jardin du Luxembourg. Great for a spot of lunch after a stroll in the gardens, or for a home cooked dinner made with fresh, delicious ingredients.
Located: 5 Rue de Médicis, 75006
Metro: Odéon, line 4/ line 10
Opening time: Every day, 10am – 9pm


Le Procope

The list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Le Procope: the oldest cafe in Paris! Serving a selection of traditional French cooking from lunch until late, there are often queues outside this restaurant; a testament to its delicious cooking.
Located: 13 Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006
Metro: Odéon, line 4/ line 10
Opening time: Every day, 11.45am – 12/ 1am

This neighborhood is full to the brim with amazing restaurants. Some others that deserve a mention are:
Yoshinori – For French-Japanese fusions
Alcazar – For a stylish restaurant full of plants
Colorova – For a cup of tea and a bite to eat
Pizza Chic – Says it all in the name
Cosi – For a causal but delicious focaccia sandwich
Click here to see our selection of apartments located in the 6th arrondissement.


Rue des Canettes

This famous street is very popular amongst locals who head to its many wine bars for an after-work drink. Prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is always lively heading into the weekend. Head to Chez Georges to discover the secret cave under the main bar, open Thursday to Sunday, with music into the early hours.
Metro: Mabillon, line 10

Maison Sauvage

For a nearby, slightly quieter drink, head to La Maison Sauvage. This wine bar has a charming outside section adorned with cherry blossom and heaters for the colder months. Perfect for an aperitif or a catch up with friends.
Located: 5 Rue de Buci, 75006
Metro: Mabillon, line 10
Opening time: Every day, 7am – 2am



For those looking for the best gin and tonic in Paris, you might just be able to find it at Tiger. Although pricey, this hip and lively bar offers an unrivalled selection of gins as well as careful pairings with the tonics. The bar tenders are all experts in their craft, and the atmosphere is usually lively and fun.
Located: 13 Rue Princesse, 75006
Metro: Mabillon, line 10
Opening time: Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm – 2am

Click here to see our selection of apartments located in the 6th arrondissement.



Saint Sulpice

This impressive church is the second largest in the city, and is well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Although it has recently suffered a fire, damaging some of its interior, on reopening visitors will once again be able to marvel and its vast interior and stunning stained glass.
Located: 2 Rue Palatine, 75006
Metro: Saint-Sulpice, line 4
Opening time: Every day, 8am – 7.30pm


Jardin du Luxembourg

Visitors absolutely should not miss a stroll through the Jardin du Luxembourg. This garden is one of the most beautiful in the city, and includes immaculate flower beds, open green spaces, wooded areas for a shady stroll and a huge fountain in the middle where families go to sail model boats on the weekend.

Musée du Luxembourg

Just next door to the famous gardens is the Luxembourg Museum, which hosts numerous art exhibitions throughout the year. Currently in Spring 2019 the resident exhibition is ‘Les Nabis et le décor’; check out their website for more.
Located: 19 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006
Metro: Saint-Sulpice, line 4
Opening time: Every day, 10.30am – 7pm/ 10pm on Mondays


Bibliotheque Mazarine

The oldest public library in France, the famous Bibliotheque Mazarine is certainly worth a visit. Built in the 17th century, visitors can marvel at the grand Baroque architecture. Entrance is free, but for 15€ you get unlimited access all year round; great for students looking for a place to study.
Located: 23 Quai de Conti, 75006
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, line 4
Opening time: Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm



Shops in the 6th arrondissement generally require an enormous budget, but are also great for those who enjoy a spot of window shopping, with designer stores including Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Hermes.
These are just some of the highlights of the city’s beautiful 6th arrondissement. The district is overflowing with culture, and there are some of the best restaurants in Paris, as well as countless winding streets to get lost amongst, making it a perfect place to call home during your time in the city. Next, why not head North on to Ile Saint Louis, or Ile de la Cité to see the Notre Dame, and on to the right bank and the Marais neighborhood.

Are you looking for an apartment in the 6th arrondissement?

Lodgis offers a fabulous selection of furnished apartments for rent. We offer over 7,500 properties, from studio to family apartments with period features, spacious dining and living areas, terraces, elevator access…and just about anything!

Looking for some different arrondissements to explore? Check out our post on the city’s 2nd arrondissement.