Cafes and jazz clubs of the Saint-Germain district became famous thanks to their writers, musicians and artists. At the end of the 19th century, Verlaine, Rimbaud and MallarmÈ made the reputation of the cafés ´ Les Deux Magots ª and ´ Le Café Flore ª. In 1925 they became the meeting point of surrealist artists but also of Picasso, Saint-ExupÈry or Hemingway. In the 50's , Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir wrote there every day.
Go for a walk along the boulevard and leave yourself to the romance of this area where ideas always bubble up.
The left bank contains many of the Paris monuments, museums and gardens, ranging from the brand-new Institut du Monde Arabe to the Middle Age Musée de Cluny, or the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in the Jardin des Plantes.