We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Boulevard St. Germain

Paris, France (Luxembourg)
Improve this listing
Ranked #92 of 734 attractions in Paris
Book a Tour

Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
Write a Review

166 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Ontario Canada
Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
208 attraction reviews
573 helpful votes 573 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Malaga, Spain
Top Contributor
2,274 reviews 2,274 reviews
2,046 attraction reviews
1,946 helpful votes 1,946 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
Top Contributor
323 reviews 323 reviews
275 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
39 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Top Contributor
868 reviews 868 reviews
623 attraction reviews
1,638 helpful votes 1,638 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a major street in Paris on the Left Bank. It curves ifom the Pont de Sully in the east to the Pont de la Concorde. The Boulevard Saint-Germain was the most important part of Haussmann's renovation of Paris in the mid 19th century on the Left Bank. The Boulevard replaced numerous small streets and now is a busy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Our hotel was just off St. Germain so we walked up and down this street looking at all the shops. The street has many high end shops and affordable shops too. Also many places to grab a bite

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Boulevard St. Germain also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France

Been to Boulevard St. Germain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Boulevard St. Germain, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing