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Village St-Paul

rue Charlemagne and rue Charles V, Paris, France
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Ranked #341 of 734 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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Georgetown, TX
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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mallorca
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102 reviews 102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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
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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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WIsconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2007

We had been to Paris many times before and stayed in different areas for different purposes. This time we wanted to walk to some museums, shop a little and wander round some memorable places. St Paul hit the spot. We stayed in a small independent hotel (Hotel du Septieme Arte) with a cinema theme which was fun. It was basic... More

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