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Boulevard St. Germain

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Address: Paris, France
Description: This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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Find your own favorite brasserie!

St. Germain is such an easy place to love. We have our favorite brasserie, La Rotonde, but there are others that could have captured our hearts as well. This neighborhood is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Hop on hop off tour of this. Great photo opportunity!! Take the hop on hop off tour a couple of times to get more angles of this building. Fun times!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

St. Germain is such an easy place to love. We have our favorite brasserie, La Rotonde, but there are others that could have captured our hearts as well. This neighborhood is a place in which you should stroll (not walk, not run). Do the window shopping. Stop several times for coffee -- sit and watch the world go by, like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This neighborhood is the heart of Paris. If you want to experience the real charm of Paris, please spend an afternoon here. You will not regret I promise! Walking around this neighbourhood is like taking a lesson in Art, history and culture. The streets are filled with art galleries, shops, cafes and patisseries. Not eiffel tower or louvre, this is... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

St. Germain area holds a history of famous writers. It still have that bohem atmospere. Visit cafe deux magots and cafe de flore as well as brasserie Lipp, or boulangerie Paul with a magnificent inside sitiing area just like a parisien salon full of paintings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One cannot experience Paris without walking along this magnificent boulevard. So very Parisian in every sense.

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Coto De Caza, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

On if the truly special things about Paris is walk, actually stroling with no particular purpose other the to people watch, window shop and look for your new favorite Brassier around the corner. St. Germine is one of best in Paris for all three. A great blend of locals, students from the nearby Sorbonne, tourists and a few enterprising and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

You'll see many Café, bars and bistros who used to be the regular place of many people who made the history of French intellectual history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The part from the Chamber des Députés to the boulevard Saint Michel is relatively upmarket. The second part to the musée de l'islam is lower market. But this boulevard cuts across the 6th arrondissement and the quartier latin and is one of the most popular and friendly boulevard of Paris. It is bordered by many interesting restaurants and brasseries, fashion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Boulevard St Germaine cuts a large swathe across the 5th, 6th and 7th arrondissements on Paris's left bank. Embassies dominate the western end. Close to Solférino metro is the Ministry of Defence, built in the 1870's with it's large clocktower. Opposite is the Ministry of the Environment in an equally grand building. You will pass both when walking to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We never miss strolling along Boulevard St. Germaine when we visit Paris. This gorgeous avenue has everything for all tastes: wonderful cafes, museums, chic boutiques, and these gorgeous typical Parisian buildings with iconic balconies - I love them so much! All my favorite spots in Paris are close to Boulevard St.Germaine: the Sorbonne, magnificent Jardin de Luxembourg, ancient and austere... More 

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Address: Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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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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