Saint-Sulpice is a posh neighborhood in Paris city. Neighboring the Luxembourg Garden, it is a must-visit place when on private tours Paris. Featuring celebrities, highbrows, and writers among the Parisians being the regular visitors, there is much happening in the Saint-Sulpice neighborhood all year.
The region is named after the Saint-Sulpice church and the bell towers. In the winter season, there is a free carousel for children to play merry-go-round, while during summer Foire Saint-Germain places stalls in order to celebrate math, antiques, poetry, etc. In addition, there are year-round festivals centering on jazz, crafts, and volunteering in Saint-Sulpice square.
Residing at a corner of the square is the City Hall giving a background for the Christian weddings in the neighborhood, and facing opposite is the Café de la Mairie that has one of Paris’s iconic terrace views. Behind the café is the ‘Thirst Square’, lined up with chestnut trees, the three streets featuring restaurants and bars. If you are into shopping, the streets leading to and fro the Saint-Sulpice church features local brands including Mes Demoiselles, Agnès B to name two among other boutiques.
If you want antique sculptures, Pierre Heckmann has a collection of a few sacred and ancient ones at the 57 rue Bonaparte Street. If you want to buy candles, there is ‘Cire Trudon’ at 78 rue de Seine, and for jewels, there is ‘Marie-Hélène de Taillac’ at 8 rue de Tournon.
If you want to wine and have snacks during your private tours Paris, there is La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels right in the midst of Saint Germain des Prés. Moreover, there are cuisine restaurants too by the cobbled street rue Servandoni that extend up to the Musée du Senat and the Jardin du Luxembourg garden.
The Saint-Sulpice church is located near the Saint Germain des Prés. If you go to this place in your Paris private tours, paying a visit to the holy church is a must too for knowing about its gothic architecture, objects, and obviously the gnomon. Saint-Sulpice is one of the rare churches to feature a gnomon made by Henry Sully in the 18th century, following the priest’s request and in order to gauge winter and summer in Paris city.