Rue de Seine, where the Hotel Prince de Condé is located, is in the heart of Paris's 6th arrondissement. It begins on quai Malaquai, crosses the districts of Monnaie, Odéon and Saint-Germain des Prés, and ends on rue Saint Sulpice.
Opposite the Hôtel Prince de Condé, a very narrow street leads to rue Bonaparte at the level of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts: this is rue Visconti, which in the 17th century was inhabited by a majority of Protestants (who, incidentally, escaped the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre), earning this street the nickname "Little Geneva".
Alongside Rue Visconti, where you'll find specialized bookshops and publishers, Rue des Beaux-Arts is home to a number of top-quality modern and contemporary art galleries.
At the end of Rue de Seine, just a stone's throw from the Seine, you'll find the Passerelle des Arts, which leads directly to the Louvre. On the other side, you'll reach Boulevard Saint-Germain by cutting across rue Jacob and taking the little rue de l'Echaudé...or by wandering over to Place de Furstemberg, once Eugène Delacroix's studio and now the Musée Delacroix.
The emblem of the district is, of course, the Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés... Its history is also that of Paris. It is the oldest place of worship in Paris: a Roman temple, then an abbey under Childeric 1er (son of Clovis), destroyed by the Normans, rebuilt and converted. It is also the royal necropolis, even before Saint-Denis.