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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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Great place to see Paris

Boulevard St. Germain is very nice architectural and historical place in Paris, but there is not only boulevard. All St. Germain area is so nice and attractive that you can spend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel G
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boulevard St. Germain is very nice architectural and historical place in Paris, but there is not only boulevard. All St. Germain area is so nice and attractive that you can spend a lot of time working trough this area where almost each building is a piece of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wide boulevard runs for about 2 1/4 miles in an arc on the Left Bank of the Seine between two bridges -- Pont de Sully on the East and Pont de la Concorde on the West. It features shops, restaurants, bakeries, ATMs (many clustered by Rue du Bac) and much more. I always come here at some point during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

If you visit Paris then after you have done all the major sites make sure you visit this area for another side of Paris. Interesting shops and restaurants.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We visited Boulevard St Germain to see the Christmas markets which are near the church ST Germain -des-Pres. There are not too many stalls selling very nice wares.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

And If there is a street anywhere in the good old Europe I can walk back and forth for hours and hours, early mornings or late evenings, spring or summer, in the rain or snow...

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Gorgan, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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 November 11, 2015

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 November 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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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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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