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Boulevard St. Germain

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This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.

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It is One of the streets which me and my wife enjoy to walk in it.Cafe de flore and cafe magot for us is a place to drink something and think about past time, 60 years before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gorgan, Iran

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is One of the streets which me and my wife enjoy to walk in it.Cafe de flore and cafe magot for us is a place to drink something and think about past time, 60 years before , that many big writers came to these places.At saint Michael, we found many good places to eat. Just a negative point, in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to do in Paris that to demand strolling time for yourself is sometimes hard to do. However, the real Paris experience is simply being enveloped by the aura of the city. A day strolling along Boulevard Saint-Germain will undoubtedly give this to you. There is so much to experience along the boulevard that it is impossible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite areas in all of Paris. So many places to see, shop and eat. I must go here every time I am in Paris, no questioned asked.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful street for sightseeing, shopping and eating. It has it all, old churches, Boutique Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes, Art Galleries, Gift Shops......If you have the time but not the energy buy a coffee and sit and watch the world go by.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This street and area has it all.....cafe's, shopping,.....you feel totally immersed in the Parisian life........the leaves were turning in September and just sitting at a café and people watching was enjoyable but then you MUST go walking and absorb everything it has to offer........catch local artists and vendors around each corner!!!!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The Boulevard St Germain is one of the main streets that cuts through the 6eme arrondisement. Full of shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, old churches, lovely little side streets with art galleries and small markets. This is a fantastic street to walk on. I was recently in Paris and walked from the Rue de Nevers through the St Andres des Arts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very lovely Boulevard ... starts with the Arab World Institute ... then it has it all: the artists, the painters, the books, the restaurants and cafes, the old churches with different architecture (church of St. Germain des Prés), art galleries, boutique hotels and all types of shopping! Lots of gifts shops as well as many "different" and diverse eateries. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This street is so very Parisian. In the summer the trees are beautiful lining the street providing shade. Amazing shops and cute cafes. If you want a chic Paris walk, do it on St. Germain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great street to spend an afternoon or evening... Many nice coffee shops, restaurants, fashion shops... Lot of interesting streets around it. The usual place to take a cup of coffee and watch people goes by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I love coming here and could easily spend the entire day browsing stores and watching people. Some really great deals to be had, too. It's a very walkable street with wide sidewalks with some excellent restaurants.

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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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