The historical heart of literary Paris, St-Germain-des-Pres quarter covers an area stretching roughly from St-Sulpice to the Seine and bounded to the east by Boulevard St-Michel. Its elegant streets house chic boutiques, yet it still retains a sense of animation, with crowded cafes spilling out on the pavements. In the 1950s the area became a fertile breeding ground for literature and ideas. Existentialists, led by Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus lived in cheap hotels and gathered in local cafes such as Les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore. The area of Saint-Germain-des-pres has now been colonised by designers and antique dealers. With the aim to maintain the ambiance of this old quarter of Paris, Saint-Germain-des-pres hotels use to be very cosy. Heart of Paris hotels as selected some of the hotels where you will breath the soul of Saint-Germain-des-pres at a valuable price and in an excellent comfort.