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Boulevard St. Germain

Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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Ranked #116 of 798 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice road to walk and shop or eye-shop, but it's not that long, and I've seen much better shop roads in other countries.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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46 helpful votes 46 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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771 reviews 771 reviews
609 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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225 attraction reviews
637 helpful votes 637 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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2,186 helpful votes 2,186 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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322 attraction reviews
402 helpful votes 402 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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59 helpful votes 59 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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