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This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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Paris, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is my favorite shopping area in Paris. The Boulevard St. Germain has many wonderful little side streets as it winds through the Left Bank. I would much rather shop here than on the Champs Elysees. You will still find many designer shops such as...More

7  Thank Janice819
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Saint-Germain-des-Pres is a long boulevard that spans from the Ile-St-Louis near Notre Dame to the Place de la Concorde. Between those two end points, the boulevard passes the Cluny Museum with the gorgeous Unicorn tapestries, the famous Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Pres church which is the oldest...More

6  Thank Loretta R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 95nikop
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.

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.

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

1  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

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

Thank samuel8248
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

A great place to walk, shop, stop and browse. There is all that you can imagine walking down this iconic street on the left bank. I found some great deals in some of the shops.

1  Thank Belle-Noel
Reviewed July 29, 2018

For me this is one of the most iconic boulevards of Paris, featuring beautiful architecture and overall having a nice atmosphere. Be sure to walk up to intersection with the Boulevard Saint Michel.

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants line this famous street on the left bank. As you stroll down the street and enjoy a cup of coffee or a meal in a sidewalk cafe you can't help think of all the intellectuals and celebrities that thronged here.

Thank asiahand1
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This part of Paris is as elegant and interesting as it gets. You cannot miss strolling along and feeling Parisian life as it moves around you. Nothing like a French boulevard to remind you what a city should be.

Thank pumpkinj2017
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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