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Village St-Paul

rue Charlemagne and rue Charles V, Paris, France
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Ranked #390 of 790 Attractions in Paris
Type: Specialty Shops, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, Antiquing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: This section of the Marais is filled with antique shops and old buildings.
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Cary, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stumbled on this after walking around la Marais and towards Notre Dame. Beautiful old streets with shops and cafés and then older feel of the city. Some stately homes and a few museums made for a very pleasant stroll.

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Georgetown, TX
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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you're looking for antique shops, walk into the courtyards of Village St-Paul. There are several of them. If not into antiques, maybe stick your head into one of the courtyards for a quick view.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

the village is essentialy a few narrow streets and courtyards with a silent and intimate feeling and unique shops. it's like on outdoor museum really, very close to the marais and place de vosjes which you should include in your day trip.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Hi guys, It is nice place but I suggest you to lower your expectations not as you imagine I prefer if you are tight on time to see other places first

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Paris, France
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I live nearby, and like to poke around Village St Paul while I'm in the neighborhood shopping for groceries. But if I were a tourist, I would have lots more important things to do with my time than to spend it here. Village St Paul has gotten written up a lot lately, and though the history of the buildings is... More

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Moraga, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed on Ile de la Cite, so we were literally a five minute walk from Village St-Paul. There are many antique shops in the labyrinth of small walk ways. There was a Brocante on Sat. and Sunday when we were there, which has some lovely things. Continue through the village to Place de Vosges, a lovely open area surrounded... More

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Miami, Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you like shopping for antiques, this place is very nice. I went with my husband as we both love to look around for old stuff. We went on a Sunday, so more of half the stores were closed. That is why I do not give a full 5 rate. However we found the store Cassiopeia. They sell lots of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

...(which I highly recommend)...then stroll around the Place des Vosges, grab lunch at one of the brasseries under the arcades there, and then wander towards the river and Notre Dame via the Village St.Paul...you'll be waylaid be a profusion of chi-chi shops and odd little 'finds'...never mind; the river'll still be there tomorrow.

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Paris, France
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

i am not sure why there are not many tourists around, probably it was lunch hour and most of the shops are closed :) highly recommended, cute and cozy place for chilling out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

We return again and again to Village St. Paul. On our first trip, we walked right past this charming labyrinthine courtyard of resale and brocante shops. When we returned to Paris a year later, it was one of our first destinations. We popped in and out of the shops on a Saturday, returning again a few days later. On subsequent... More

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