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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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Stayed at ST Germaine for a week and found this to be a great area to stay. Not too far from the right bank , but plenty to do on our side.. The night vibe is great ..Always felt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at ST Germaine for a week and found this to be a great area to stay. Not too far from the right bank , but plenty to do on our side.. The night vibe is great ..Always felt safe strolling around.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

As I write this report the song of Alain Souchon: Rive Gauche a Paris, Adieu mon pays rings in my ears. The left bank is the harbor of the Parisien culture. The list has the Quartier Latin, Sorbonne, Invalides, Luxembourg and Champs de Mars. For me the highlight is the Quartier Latin of course.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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 October 27, 2015

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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