6th arrondissement of Paris

6th arrondissement of Paris

  • Monnaie
  • Odéon
  • Notre- Dame-des -Champs
  • Saint- Germain -des- Prés

The 6th arrondissement, the Arrondissement du Luxembourg, finds its origin as early as the Roman settlement on the Left Bank ( Rive Gauche ). However, the concentrated expansion to the south took place only in the 19th century. The lifeline of the " Sixth " is the Boulevard Saint- Germain, who bears the entire district was named after the church of Saint- Germain -des- Prés. The 6th arrondissement is a kind of continuation of the Latin Quarter. The district stretches from the Seine towards to the bustling Boulevard du Montparnasse and is considered the scientific and cultural district.

Saint- Germain -des- Pres is the legendary art and literary quarter, which in the 1920s had its peak in May 1968 and was the focal point of the socio-political events. Here you will find now cafes, restaurants, boutiques, bookstores, antique shops, galleries.

The church of Saint -Germain -des- Prés is the oldest in Paris. In Rue Bonaparte 47 the philosopher Jean -Paul Sartre bought an apartment. Pablo Picasso lived from 1937-47 in the Rue des Grands -Augustins. At the Palais du Luxembourg, which was built around 1620 for Marie de Medici, widow of Henri IV, the French Senate convenes today. The Jardin du Luxembourg is a popular meeting place for students.

  • 7.1 Major Roads
  • 7.2 Major Squares
  • 7.3 stations and metro lines

Geographical location

The 6th arrondissement is situated on the Rive Gauche, the Left Bank. It is bordered to the east by the 5th arrondissement, on the south by the 14th district and in the west on the 15th and 7th arrondissements. On the opposite side lies the Seine 1st arrondissement, with the western tip of the Ile de la Cité.

Quarter in the 6th arrondissement

The 6th arrondissement consists of the following four districts:

  • Quartier de la Monnaie
  • Quartier de l' Odéon
  • Quartier Notre- Dame-des -Champs
  • Quartier Saint -Germain -des- Prés

According to the official count district of Paris is thereby accomodation 21 to 24


According to the census of 1999 44.903 inhabitants in the 215 -acre district are reported. This corresponds to a population density of 20 893 inhabitants / km ².

Politics and Administration

Town hall

The town hall of the 6th arrondissement is on the Place St. Sulpice, in the Rue Bonaparte 78, 75006 Paris Phone: 01/ 75 4046 6


Mayor of the 6th arrondissement, is Jean -Pierre Lecoq, a member of the conservative party Union pour un mouvement populaire (UMP ) since March 2001.


See also: List of historic buildings in the district

  • Académie française
  • Collège des Quatre Nations, headquarters of the Institut de France and the Bibliothèque Mazarine
  • Luxembourg Palace, seat of the Senate
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • The National Academy of Arts at the Hôtel de Chimay
  • Théâtre National de l' Odéon ( Théâtre de l'Europe )
  • Théâtre du Vieux- Colombier
  • Café Procope, the oldest existing restaurant and so-called " great coffee " in the world from 1686
  • Café de Flore
  • La Closerie des Lilas
  • Café de la Rotonde
  • Les Deux Magots
  • Brasserie Lipp, famous for good beer, sauerkraut and the award Prix Cazes
  • Hôtel Lutetia
  • Fontaine de Médicis
  • Fontaine Saint -Michel
  • Gewerbehof Saint- André and Rohan courtyard
  • The coin (Hôtel des Monnaies ), Museum
  • Musée Eugène Delacroix
  • Musée Hébert
  • Musée Zadkine
  • Notre- Dame des Champs
  • Museum of the History of Medicine
  • Ancienne École de médecine at the site of the Couvent des Cordeliers, refectory is obtained
  • Pont des Arts
  • Pont Neuf
  • Saint- Germain -des- Prés
  • Booksellers ( sell books on the Seine )


  • Jardin du Luxembourg

Transport and Infrastructure

Major Roads

  • Avenue de l' Observatoire
  • Boulevard du Montparnasse
  • Boulevard Raspail
  • Boulevard Saint- Germain
  • Boulevard Saint -Michel
  • Rue Bonaparte
  • Rue d' Assas
  • Rue de Rennes
  • Rue de Sèvres
  • Rue de Vaugirard
  • Rue du Cherche -Midi
  • Rue du Four
  • Rue Notre- Dame-des -Champs
  • Rue Saint -André des Arts
  • Quai Malaquais
  • Quai de Conti
  • Quai des Grands Augustins

Important places

  • Place A. Honnorat
  • Place de l'Institut
  • Place du 18 Juin 1940
  • Place Edmond Rostand
  • Place Paul Claudel
  • Place St. Andre des Arts
  • Place St. Michel
  • Place St. Sulpice

Railway stations and metro lines

Through and along the 6th arrondissement lead the Métro lines 4, 10 and 12

The RER lines B and C hold at the Place St. Michel in the northeast of the arrondissement.

Important churches

  • Saint- Germain -des- Prés
  • Parish Church of Saint- Sulpice with its famous murals by Delacroix
  • Notre- Dame des Champs
  • St- Joseph -des- Carmes

Educational institutions

  • Sciences Po Paris
  • Université Paris II Panthéon- Assas
  • Université Paris Descartes
  • Faculté de médecine de Paris
  • École des beaux -arts
  • École des hautes études en sciences sociales
  • École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris
  • The Institut Catholique de Paris
  • Collège Stanislas
  • Collège Notre- Dame de Sion
  • Lycée Montaigne
  • Lycée Saint -Louis
  • Lycée Fénelon
  • École alsacienne