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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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Truly Parisian

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

In December of 2013, visited Paris. Nice architecture, situated along the streets in front of the river stream. You can reach here by either taking the ferry from the main hub of Eiffel tower or use the subway line. Tip: Instead of driving, you can either take the subway train day or week pass, also take the ferry day pass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It is not so fashionable like Champs Elyseés, but it is worth to walk and watch the daily life. Full of small cafes, brasseires, and mostly with French, not tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Every visit to Paris includes wandering here….numerous cafes, shops, excellent people watching, a lovely old church to stop into……and the Museum des Moyen Ages (Middle Ages), a fascinating place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I strolled along the St. Germain but may be it is not my type. I prefer the narrow streets of the Quartier Latin or the elegant ones near the Place de La Madeleine. However a stroll here might give insight to the average Parisian life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

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

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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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