The 6th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of Paris, France. It includes world famous educational institutions such as the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Académie française, the seat of the French Senate as well as a concentration of some of Paris's most famous monuments such as Saint-Germain-des-Prés Abbey and square, St. Sulpice Church and square, the Pont des Arts and the Jardins du Luxembourg.
The 6th arrondissement is bordered to the west by the 7th district, to the north by the Seine and the 1st arrondissement, on the south by the 14th district and 15th district, and is the 5th arrondissement.
With its world famous cityscape, deeply rooted intellectual tradition, prestigious history, beautiful architecture and central situation, the arrondissement has long been home to French intelligentsia. It is a major localization for art galleries and one of the most fashionable districts of Paris as well as Paris' most expensive area. The arrondissement is one of France's richest district in terms of average income, it is part of Paris Ouest alongside the 7th, 8th, 16th arrondissements and Neuilly, but has a much more bohemian and intellectual reputation than the others.
The Quartier du Luxembourg is one of the most pleasant parts of Paris: high above the Seine, it seems easier to breathe here and the vast area covered by the Jardin du Luxembourg means that one is never far from this area. There is less traffic here than elsewhere in the city. The Jardin du Luxembourg has been attracting all kinds of people for a very long time: students, senators, wealthy residents of the 5th and 6th arrondissements, plus the generations of children that have made it their playground and the fans of Tai Chi who exercise on the terraces of the Grand Bassin. A relaxing walk in the heart of the city surrounded by reminders of the past such as a former ancient royal palace with its Florentine features and the many statues all around the gardens.