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Saint-Germain-des-Pres Quarter

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Address: Place St-Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris, France
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Awesome old Paris

Stayed here a few nights and loved the area. Easy walk to Notre Dame and of course the Seine is right there. Cafes, bookstores, boutiques..easy to navigate. FYI take the Batobus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stayed here a few nights and loved the area. Easy walk to Notre Dame and of course the Seine is right there. Cafes, bookstores, boutiques..easy to navigate. FYI take the Batobus boat down the Seine which stops at all the tourists spots for $16E for the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our daily walk...breakfast...beautiful shops and galleries. We enjoyed getting lost and deliciously distracted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This area is a lovely part of Paris. Great shops, cafes and churches. We have stayed there many times and will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Real Paris in there. small but nice restaurant are there. Not famous for the travlers. so relatively less crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very old part with lots of ambiance, with its small streets, restaurants and so close to everything. A few tourist shops selling tat but you can easily just walk by!! We are regular visitors to Paris and now prefer to rent an apartment instead of using hotels and this is the area we always choose. In the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The famous oldest church in Paris church gave its name to Quarter of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a lively area in the sixth district which gained its reputation as a literary district in the twentieth century. Check out the famous 'Café de Flore' and the 'Les Deux Magots' cafes where Ernest Hemingway and other famous writers and philosophers gathered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This area is right in the heart of cafes , bars and restaurants as well as being only 10 minutes away from most of the major attractions, Louvre, Tuileries, Notre Dame , Palais .Garnier, Pont Neuf and many others . Makes you feel apart of Parisian life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were at the Louvre and walked over here to eat at Brasserie Lipp (reviewed separately). After lunch at Lipp, we walked through various streets of Saint-Germain-des-Pres to get to Notre Dame. A lot of walking, but very enjoyable. We saw the cutest narrow streets with so many different shops, bakeries, cafes, etc. I would like to stay in this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Just took a walking tour around here, it was nice. I wish I had stayed longer in Paris to really explore the city more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Many bistros, many bookstores, many shops..and above all Shakespeare and Company, and a most lovely shop, the Pays de Poche, but it is already in the 5th arr., a shop where you find rings made of spoons or forks etc

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Address: Address: Place St-Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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