Metro Magic: A Literary Tribute to Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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Metro Magic: A Literary Tribute to Saint-Germain-des-Prés
This is the ninth in a series of stories about the wonders of the Paris Metro System.  Sometimes letting a metro train (or two) pass you by is not a bad thing. Especially when there are stories unfolding around you. The Saint-Germain-des-Prés metro station is one of those stations where you wish the metro schedule weren’t so efficient. Here, the underground walls offer much to learn about the bohemian spirit of the quartier. © Meredith Mullins The “S” in Saint pays tribute to Simone de Beauvoir and Françoise Sagan.     Françoise Sagan. © Meredith Mullins The “G” in Germain gives us Romain Gary and George Hugnet.     George Hugnet. © Meredith Mullins Find the “D” in Des and you’ll discover Marguerite Duras and Sonia Delaunay.    Marguerite Duras. © Meredith Mullins The “P” in Prés introduces Jacques Prévert.    

Lead photo credit : Saint-Germain-des-Prés metro. © Meredith Mullins

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Meredith Mullins is an internationally exhibited fine art photographer and instructor based in Paris. Her work is held in private and museum collections in Europe and the U.S. and can be seen at or in her award-winning book "In A Paris Moment." (If you’re in Paris, a few rare, signed copies are available at Shakespeare and Company and Red Wheelbarrow.) She is a writer for OIC Moments and other travel and education publications.


  • Marian Jones
    2024-05-16 09:04:26
    Marian Jones
    I love this piece. I've taken quite a few photos on the platform at Saint-Germain, just because I find these pictures so striking. Good to know someone else likes them too .... and to find out more about some of the people they feature. Thank you.


    •  Meredith Mullins
      2024-05-19 09:16:27
      Meredith Mullins
      Dear Marian, I see you find treasures in the metro stations as I do. Paris never fails to entertain and educate. Vive la France, Meredith