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Saint-Germain-des-Pres Quarter

Place St-Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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Ranked #23 of 692 attractions in Paris
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Type: Neighborhoods, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Activities: Shopping
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

On a Sunday afternoon, it was busy with many of the interesting small stores, souvenir stalls, open for business, the cafes were humming.

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Irvine, CA
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A visit to Paris wouldn't be complete without a walk around Saint-Germain. There are many shops, cafes, and plenty of people watching. A high share of people are probably tourists, certainly at the cafes, but that shouldn't discourage a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This area of Paris was alive with small unusual shops and bustling cafes and bars. People watching was so much fun here and the caffe latte's were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were just strolling around Paris and looking for a patisserie that was in this neighbourhood. We absolutely loved walking around this area. There was some gorgeous architecture. The place was so vibrant and if sorry WHEN I go to Paris again I will definitely look into staying around here. This place wasn't even in our itinerary but we spent... More

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon, strolling around this area. You must visit the church, St Germain and a wee peek into les deux maggots ( 2 chinese traders) is worthwhile as you can see the photos of some of the famous clientele such as Hemingway.

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Paris, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I just really like this district and always go there as soon as I can. Not just because it's Saint-Germain Des Prés, I do not run after that kind of things (luxury shops...) , but because it's really nice... You can go for a drink at Le Café de Flore (I did it once... waouh... You just feel like a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Looking for a great area to stay, that is close to major attractions, has excellent restaurants, lots of shopping, lovely cafes, and bookstores then this is definitely the area!! It's an area that is young, happening and has a cool vibe! Pay for the location when in Paris, you will not regret staying here.

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north east England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Magnifique et tres bon! Atmospheric Left Bank quarter of Paris. Didn't need to use the Metro as we had a two day ticket for the Batobus which has eight hop-on hop-off stops on the River Seine. From the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame just use the Batobus and experience Paris from the river. Mant wonderful bars and cafes and the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a great area for browsing, shopping, sightseeing. St. Germain church is historic, Delacroix house/museum is close by, famous cafes, luxury label shopping. Great way to spend an afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Shopping area but with a touch of classic beauty. I like the ambience of the area, the buildings around. SO nice and different.

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