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Boulevard St. Germain

Address: Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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Ranked #101 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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London, United Kingdom
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1,013 reviews 1,013 reviews
621 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Boulevard St Germain is one of the main popular streets in Paris. Located in the sixieme arrondisement, the Boulevard is home to lots of restaurants, cafes, shops, homes and a number of hotels. The St Germain church is a beautiful building. On this street you have the iconic Les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore restaurants. The street is also... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

No, she didn't regret anything, sang the 'little sparrow, in the 1960s, echoing a mood that has always prevailed in this precinct, namely savoir-vivre. This was the haunt of black-clad existentialists surrounding Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, in debate and where Delacroix arranged musical evenings in his backyard with Fredric Chopin. This was where protagonists of the Enlightenment Movement... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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54 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Boulevard St. Germain is a wide and very busy road with lots of cafés, restaurants and high-priced shops. I guess that, for a first-time tourist to the capital city, it's "exciting" and vibrant. For the regulars, it's noisy, smelly and full of people who want to push you off the footpath! Not my sort of place at all..

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Buderim, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Paris, the perfect place to walk and get lost in. On my walk from Notre Dame to Eiffel Tower, I found this wonderful street. Full of surprises and photo opportunities, I was devastated when my camera battery went flat, but I got a few pics. Interesting cafes, people, shops and historical buildings. Do the walk.

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Athens
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice road to walk and shop or eye-shop, but it's not that long, and I've seen much better shop roads in other countries.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is definitely worth a walk or a visit. The Boulevard is wide in parts (especially for the left bank) and there are plenty of shops and restaurants. From the Cafe de Flore down to the Sorbonne you will see a personality with a unique artistic culture flourishing. We walked parts at each end.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a beautiful wide boulevard in what I consider the most desirable part of Paris. It is lined with some of the best shops and restaurants in paris.

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Ontario Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a very busy street with lots of cafés and high end boutiques, but so much fun to just wander around. Take a break here and do some people watching, anyway the chairs on the terrace are already positioned for that.

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Boulevard St. Germain is an interesting street. In the past it was frequented by writers, musicians and artists. Today one can still see the popular cafes which they frequented. There are many interesting stores on this street and one can take his time to see many of them.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In my last visit in Paris, I actually have spend many hours in Boulevard St. Germain and I really enjoyed it. We have had some delicious burgers in Loulou's and we devoted much time to window or actual shopping. Many things to do in a "different" atmosphere than in other parts of the city. I can't really describe it in... More 

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