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Boulevard St. Germain

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Description: This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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My most favorite street in Paris

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Boulevard St. Germain is full of lively cafes that offer wonderful food and drink. And people watching too! It's one of the most exciting areas in Paris. Definitely go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You will find a fantastic boulevard in St. Michel Enter and try to discover it. You will find a fantastic experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is fun area with lots to see and many quaint cafes. You can walk around and see all kinds of buildings and sights, eat at any cafes and watch people. I love this street. There are many smaller hotels in this area as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Amazing atmosphere, it shows you what you only see in pictures and movies about a typical Parisian Boulevard!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have walked up and down Boulevard St. Germain many times over many trips. When the weather is nice it is great to explore there are favorite local hang-outs and restaurants, to fashion boutiques, shops, movie theaters, etc... There are also many interesting streets to explore that come off Boulevard Saint Germain. It is a great place to get a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Soak up the atmosphere strolling down the Blvd. St. Germain, or even driving down it. A main arterial through the Left Bank, it has become very fashionable during the last several decades.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There are many cafes, shops, bistros and high fashion stores sprinkled along the boulevard. The area is mostly locals and has a welcoming feel to it.

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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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