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Left Bank (Rive Gauche)

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The section of Paris south of the River Seine.

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The Cultural Side Of The River

If you like culture you would certainly enjoy visiting this area. Museums, Art Galleries, Street Entertainers, or an artist sitting working away. This area has the lot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin F
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like culture you would certainly enjoy visiting this area. Museums, Art Galleries, Street Entertainers, or an artist sitting working away. This area has the lot.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting parts of the Left Bank again, during our most recent stay in Paris. It seemed like every second step which we took during our long walks through the area, we would come across yet another cultural experience. Whether it was another museum, another art gallery, another sculpture, more street performers or simply an artist working diligently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

You will undoubtedly see, and be on, the Rive Gauche / Left Bank / South Side of the river Seine whether you are an independent or a group tourist in Paris. I enjoy browsing the booksellers & stamp vendors who set up along the embankments. The ideal stroll would be from the Tour Eiffel to Pont Neuf, or beyond -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our strolls on the Left Bank. Our most memorable walks took place along the River Seine. It is a gorgeous area, especially across from Notre Dame Cathedral. The Bouquinistes, booksellers of used and antique books and magazines along the Seine, were particularly interesting. This was another one of my favorite areas of Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The Left Bank is a neighbourhood in Paris that straddles the 5th, 6th & 7th arrondissements. It is a lively charming and bustling area full of interesting things to do. It also gives you the opportunity for lovely strolls along the banks of the River Seine. I always walk along this stretch when in town and during my recent visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

one of our tours drove us to the left bank. We had a chance to visit a few shops and do some exploring and I found that at night lots going on in the area. Paris is into the nightlife and I found the city to be exciting and beautiful to behold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The south side of the river Seine (left bank) is a perfect place to take a walk and enjoy the beautiful views on town. It is a very relaxing stroll from Pont de Bir-Hakeim to Pont Neuf with lot of places for a sip of coffee or, even better, a glass of wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Left means the South side of the Seine. While others might attempt to define the Left Bank geographically, there is no hard and fast agreement. The Left Bank is for strolling, and for enjoying fascinating Paris. Lots to do, and try simply to spend some cafe time with coffee and with watching the world go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There are plenty of things to do along the Left Bank, and you'll probably already have those scheduled. But, after you've tired yourself out with museums you may just want to get a sense of the city. Walking the Left Bank from the Latin Quarter to Les Invalides is a great way to get Paris firmly fixed in your mind.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

After the visit of the Dome des Invalides, we approached the Seine and walked towards the Ile de la Cite. There are interesting people there - all ages and stages of life. There was a kind of art exibition going on in July 2015 that had all kinds of activities, transparent "living rooms" (glassen containers that hosted couples or families... More 

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