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Saint-Germain-des-Pres Quarter

Place St-Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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Ranked #19 of 764 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Activities: Shopping
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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If I lived in Paris, this is where I would live....forever! I love this area...the ambiance, the location, the people, the energy...it's all so amazing! I completely understand why a lot of the grewtest artists hung out here because it's just perfect!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our walk through area, bustling area, lots of shops and restaurants and pastry shops. Weather was perfect which made it all a great day

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Each part of Paris is different and the Saint Germain des Pres Quarter is definately bohemian in its heart. The smell of Gauloises cigarettes, long haired serious musicians, artists - people sitting in cafes discussing politics, life and the whole Rive Gauche style is still there....long after smoking has been curtailed!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is not as famous outside of France at Notre Dame but the Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres was built about 1500 years ago and it still standing gloriously today. Worth the detour if you love history and have time.

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Gerringong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stayed in this area for 8 nights and had a wonderful time. It is close to everything via foot or Metro and there are plenty of restaurants and eating places. It is a very good location for staying in Paris.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is quite touristy and too quiet, but I was there in August. When the students are around, I'm sure it's more fun, but it just felt like a tourist district more than a neighborhood. It's convenient and close to the major sights - including the Eiffel Tower.

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Good place for shopping famous brands and to eat local menus during lunch while watching people on the move.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Sixth Arrondissement (neighborhood). This is the place where writers used to lived. Excellent bookstores, including Shakespeare's Bookstore (No, is was not Shakespeare's Bookstore, it is a bookstore named Shakespeare). Cousy and well sorted. Check out Rue de Buci (market street) and Cour du Commerce St. Andre. Get a hold of a good map, plan your walking tour, get there early... More

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Many art galleries, street cafes and in Rue du Bac furniture stores. We had lunch at the famous Deux Magots where the setting was great but the food not so.

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stayed in this area and it was central to everything with plenty to do at night, lots of restaurants and famous cafes. Good to walk to most sights and wonderful shopping.

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