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This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 95nikop
Reviewed 2 October 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 28 September 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 9 September 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
1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 21 August 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 13 August 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
Thank samuel8248
Reviewed 30 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Belle-Noel
Reviewed 29 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 7 July 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank asiahand1
Reviewed 27 May 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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 neighbourhood’s namesake church is the
oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented
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18 September 2017|
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Response from Thomas V | Reviewed this property |
Very few shops are open at night other than small convenience stores.
26 March 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