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Left Bank (Rive Gauche)

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Address: Paris, France
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The section of Paris south of the River Seine.
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Left is South

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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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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Basel, Switzerland
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Like everyone else, just walk. Then sit in a cafe and watch the world go by. I is so much fun! Be a Parisian for a few hours, sio your wine~!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is great to walk there. It is one of the warmest and most interesting part of Paris, with many shops, cafes and restaurants, street, the Seine, theaters and cinemas, schools and universities. This part of Paris is busy all year round, and days and night. It is extremely well served by public transport, and can be visited by foot,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Left Bank signifies the area south of the Seine River. It is smaller than the Right Bank and encompasses arrondissements 5, 6, 7, 13, 14 and 15. One of its most famous areas is the Latin Quarter (the 5th and part of the 6th), which is filled with students by the Sorbonne and other higher-education institutions, book sellers and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A leisurely wander through the streets of the left bank will satisfy all those romantic dreams of what you perceive Paris to be. Start at the Notre Dame, cross the bridge south and lose yourself in the network of narrow streets. The left bank refers to the areas south of the Seine which includes the 5th & 6th arrondissements and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The city of Paris has always been a long time dream of mine. Love to walk through the streets of the Left Bank and along the Seine, the shops , artist and history of Paris is captivating.I want to return as often as possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

No trip to Paris would be complete without a few Walking visits to the Left Bank. This is the very interesting neighborhood on the other side of the River Seine from Notre Dame Cathedral. It's a lovely area to eat, drink, walk, shop, or buy a book or painting. Make sure you cross over the Seine at every bridge, to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Left Bank in Paris refers to the neighbourhoods south of the River Seine. The River flows westward, so all districts to the left of River (with respect to the direction of flow) are referred to as the Left ank. Areas like Saint Germain, Saint Michel, the Latin Quarter, etc are all in the Left Bank. The Left Bank has... More 

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