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This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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Paris, France
6th Arr. - Luxembourg
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

I loved walking down this street to go in + out of all the very cool shops + bakeries + bars etc! There are so many cool Parisian shops to see + expensive area but also very close to the student area! Under-rated possibly under...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank travelwrld44
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Had a couple nice walks along parts of Boulevard Saint-Germain during our recent visit to Paris. This is a famous boulevard within the Left Bank side of the city, starting at Pont de la Concorde at the Seine River, passing through the St. Germain and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Phil H
Reviewed September 28, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed August 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here one day to check the district and cathedral. It's an authentic parisian experience! Good restaurants and shopping too

Date of experience: June 2018
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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
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September 18, 2017|
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Response from Thomas V | Reviewed this property |
Very few shops are open at night other than small convenience stores.
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Thomas V | Reviewed this property |
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