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Faubourg Saint-Germain

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Faubourg Saint-Germain - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris
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Once a settlement "outside the city walls" of Paris, the Faubourg Saint-Germain, located not far from Saint-Germain-des-Prés on the Seine's left bank, is nowadays a chic and prestigious district in Paris' 7th arrondissement. Known for being the ministries' quarter, the Faubourg Saint-Germain has many mansions and is home to a large number of the Republic's institutions, such as the Matignon Mansion, the residence of the French Prime Minister, the Bourbon Palace, headquarters of the National Assembly, and the Ministries of Agriculture, the Civil Service, Defence, Ecology, National Education and Employment.

Accessible by Metro via the Assemblée Nationale or Solférino stations, the long Boulevard Saint-Germain that runs through this desirable district was one of the projects devised by the illustrious Baron Haussmann as part of the transformation of Paris during the Second Empire.

Faubourg Saint-Germain also boasts renowned cultural venues, like the famous Orsay Museum and its exceptional Impressionist collection, the famous Rodin Museum and its magnificent sculptures, and the elegant Museum of the Legion of Honour and its knight orders, offering an unusual journey through time with its art objects and decorations.

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