If you are an experienced tourist then you will know how great it is to just stroll in a foreign city. Don't think of a destination, just go and discover. Saint Germain des Pres is the best possible place for explorers. If you want to be overwhelmed by great architecture and history while exploring it will be hard to discover a better venue. Saint Germain des Pres is one of the most beautiful quarters of Paris, and there is a lot to see here. Even Proust was overcome with the beauty of this place, and we think it is harder to get a better endorsement than that. You can eat at some of the most famous Cafes of Paris here like Café de Flore, Brasserie Lipp, and the Les Deux Magots. Saint Germain des Pres was the literary capital of Paris. Many foreign artists (such as Oscar Wilde for one) who visited Paris lived in this quarter. Nowadays it is one of the best tourist spots in Paris. One thing we would suggest is that you should visit this place after sunset. It is beautiful in the daytime as well but it is just something else at night. In movies, they show the city at night, with beautiful buildings, and wet roads. There is no other place which embodies that image of Paris as much as Saint Germain des Pres.