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Boulevard St. Germain

Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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Ranked #92 of 763 Attractions in Paris
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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198 reviews 198 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 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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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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330 reviews 330 reviews
225 attraction reviews
614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
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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2,095 attraction reviews
2,053 helpful votes 2,053 helpful votes
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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301 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Loved this area! Such a buzz with restaurants, cafes and interesting shops everywhere! Lots of locals here as well which added to the fun of visiting Paris. We stayed in a Hotel here and would definitely stay in this area again. Go down the side streets for some more authentic french restaurants.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If it is what you are into, then you will enjoy this boulevard. Otherwise, it is very crowed and can best be used for orienting yourself. The side streets in St. Germain and Latin Quartier are more interesting and relaxing. Lots of young people and students in cafes at night.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wish we could have spent more time in the St Germain district ...Lots of cute cafes and shops and small hotels.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

this was a pretty enough looking building but i really was expecting and perhaps hoping for more, sorry to say

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The boulevard itself is pretty ugly and noisy with the tourists traps of brasserie lipp and the cafe deux magots. The abbey of st.germain is a historic refuge so definitely worth a look, but the real joy of this area is to dive off to the left or right into the side streets where there are wonderful boutiques selling everything... More

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