A beautiful place in the middle of Saint-Germain des Près
Away from the luxury boutiques of Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, Place Furstenberg has retained its romantic charm.
With its 5-globe lampposts and pawlownias (trees native to Korea) planted in its center, Place Furstenberg is a peaceful interlude in the heart of Saint-Germain Des Prés. It bears the name of Cardinal Egon de Furstenberg, Abbot of Saint-Germain des Prés at the beginning of the 18th century. The square opens onto rue de Furstenberg which served the abbey stables, one of the oldest in Paris.
An inspiring place for artists
The picturesque nature of the place has inspired photographers, painters and filmmakers, all of them seduced by its atypical atmosphere. Martin Scorcese shot there the last scene of his film The Age of Innocence in 1993. She also appears in the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by David Yates.
The beginnings of Delacroix and Manet
At number 6, under the vault which allowed the carts of a stable in the time of the abbey, was the studio of Eugène Delacroix from 1857 to 1863. It has today become a museum dedicated to the painter who offers an astounding collection of objects, autographs and drawings that reveal the true life of the man who was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts as early as 1857. Claude Monet‘s studio was also at number 6, Place Furstenberg on the upper floor of Delacroix’s apartment until 1866, it is here that he painted his famous « Déjeuner sur the grass ”. They say that this place will bring good luck for romantic dates, we let you test!
6 rue de Furstemberg, 75006 Paris
01 44 41 86 50
The museum opens from Wednesday to Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nocturnal every first Thursday, until 9 p.m. Entrance ticket: € 7.