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We were looking for a place to eat and came across two of the best restaurants in Paris but the prices were prohibitive. However there were others nearby which met our needs. A long boulevard which has some very good shops and is worth a...More
We reached this road as we were looking for a place to eat and 'landed' in a very expensive and very packed cafe in the pouring rain.
As we left, we were fortunate to be having a clear weather and walked a bit on the...More
There are plenty of shops and a few food places to explore when heading through the street and its surrounds. It is worth coming down to see the famed area and it is lovely to walk around on a nice day. There are plenty of...More
It rained the entire time I was in Paris (January 2018). Cold and rainy, not much to enjoy. However, even with the inclimate weather, I had a decent walk along the BSG, although I had to walk fast and dodge umbrellas.
This very long boulevard traces an arc-like path through the inner Left Bank area so it includes a lot: Universities and book stores; movie theaters and cool cafes; historic restaurants; fancy apartments; and lots of shopping. Ride the bus and look out the windows.
One of my favorite boulevards in Paris, the beauty of the Rive Gauche, Boulevard St.Germain has so much to offer. Magical Eglise St.Germain des Prés, famous cafes and restaurants, excellent shops, vibrant crowd... Always full of life and energy... I literally could not take my...More
This long thoroughfare on the left bank, runs from Pont de Sully to Pont de la Concorde about 3 kilometers. We stayed in the Latin Quarter and walked the boulevard around the Cluny Museum and the high-end shops around that area. It is lined with...More
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.
There are small convenience stores everywhere, almost one per block. For a larger grocery store, google Monoprix to find the closest one to where you will be. Monoprix is like a city version of a Walmart with all sorts of... More
There are small convenience stores everywhere, almost one per block. For a larger grocery store, google Monoprix to find the closest one to where you will be. Monoprix is like a city version of a Walmart with all sorts of stuff including food. Bon appetit!
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6th St Germain (5 Replies)
We're first timers to paris and are planning to stay in the 6th when we go next September. Are there advantages/disadvantages in selecting a hotel on the North side of Boulevard St Germain versus the South Side? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
November 27, 2007|
Do you mean the 'odd-numbered' side versus the 'even-numbered' side..? It's a curious question to me...
Brasserie Lipp Paris (39 Replies)
My husband and I (New Zealanders, admittedly) have just come back from Paris, which we absolutely loved as I am sure every visitor must, it really is the most wonderful city in the world. But I would suggest avoiding Brasserie Lipp, Boulevard St-Germain, a real tourist trap with shockingly bad food, although the waiter was entertainingly bad-tempered! Other postings on this site (and Lonely Planet) suggest it as an authentic old Parisian eating place, but avoid any mention of the food, for...More
September 21, 2006|
This exemplifies how an old local institution (which must still have its regulars, which must be treated decently to remain regular clients) gets presented in all guide books as " an authentic old Parisian eating place" and consequently ends up being ruined by mass tourism. This is is true of other established restaurants in the Saint-Germain. Tourism is self-destructive.
When I was a first timer...like you!? (9 Replies)
Dear first timers... like you, I had a lot of excitement, apprehension and anxiety before my first trip. I read them all, the Frommer's, the Steve's, the Paris Guides, etc. But nothing is like TA, so if you're reading the forum every night like me, you are in the right place. Every second, every other subject is about "Help", "my first time", "best...whatever". Hahaha, believe me, I asked them all. I smile everytime I read these questions and remember when it was my first time. I believe we...More
March 23, 2011|
"...as we know we will be back." More than once by the sounds of it. You have succumbed to Paris' charms. ;^)